Shawn co-founded Demand Media with Richard Rosenblatt in April, 2006.

Since the Company’s inception, Shawn has led over 30 acquisitions of websites and technology companies. In addition, Shawn negotiated and structured over $450 million worth of equity and debt financings for Demand. He is presently the Head of M&A, focused on mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic corporate partnerships.

Prior to founding Demand, Shawn was a principal with Spectrum Equity Investors, a $4 billion media and communications focused private equity firm. While at Spectrum, Shawn spent several years leading the firm’s investment office in London, and served on a number of corporate boards in the US as well as Europe. Shawn earned his degree in Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University.