Shawn is responsible for reviewing and analyzing investments and providing recommendations on which opportunities best aligns with TELUS’ overall strategies. Shawn also supports TELUS Ventures’ portfolio companies through governance, reporting and ad-hoc projects.
Previous work in the private equity industry as an associate with the Canadian Business Growth Fund and as an analyst within Corporate Finance and Transactional Services at BDO Canada has given Shawn the experience and expertise needed to evaluate strategic investment opportunities of all shapes and sizes. Over the past three years, he has worked with companies in multiple sectors, including financial technology, enterprise software and digital health, helping to deploy more than CAD $100M in minority growth capital. Shawn's background in accounting and experience on the sell side advising companies on M&A transactions, valuations and restructuring will inform his work with TELUS Ventures and our portfolio companies.
Based in Toronto and a passionate foodie, Shawn spends his downtime exploring the city's restaurants and coffee shops. He also volunteers his expertise to his family's long-standing restaurant, Nook Cafe, where he is helping the business adjust to the new normal by going digital and developing a new corporate strategy. When he's not at a local hot spot, Shawn can be found on a golf course, soccer field or a hike.
Shawn received his CPA designation in 2018 and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University, with Honours.