Employer Brand Strategist
Shawn is an Employer Branding Community Specialist at Proactive Talent Strategies. Previously, he was the Social Recruiting Community Manager at SAP, SuccessFactors, and VMware.
He took to social media while studying at Texas State University. In 2010, he received his Bachelor’s in Journalism, with an online focus. He loved Texas State so much that he decided to return for Grad school and received a Master’s in New Media in 2013, studying many different forms of online communication (focusing mostly on web design and social media).
After a year of working in social media and web design at VMware, Shawn joined Will’s employer branding team at SuccessFactors. He quickly gained a passion for engaging employees and sharing their stories. Due to their successes, they were asked to take over employer branding for SuccessFactors’ parent company, SAP. He spent the next 3 years at SAP, helping their employer brand become a global award-winning program (over 150 awards in 2016, alone).
In his off hours, Shawn runs the Super Happy Nerd Time blog and podcast with his brother. He loves to spend time with his girlfriend, Rachel, and their adorable puppy, Seymour. He’s also a die-hard San Antonio Spurs fans.
Feel free to contact him at shawn(at)proactivetalent.io or connect with him on social.