FOUNDER & CEO
FAVORITE HOURLY JOB: Retail Clerk
Shawn founded goHappy after leading Snagajob, the nation’s largest marketplace for hourly workers and employers, as Founder and CEO from 2000-2013, and then Chairman of the Board through 2015. Shawn directed Snagajob’s rapid growth from an idea to a marketplace that now has over 90 million members and over 250,000 employers.
He has an intense passion for the correlation between good relationships, high performance cultures and the health and growth of organizations. To that end, while Shawn was CEO, Snagajob was named to both Fortune Magazine’s Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for six straight years (including 5 top 10 finishes and a #1 ranking in 2011) and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 for five consecutive years.
In 2008, Shawn was named the National Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration and received public recognition from President George W. Bush. He is a frequent speaker regarding building great workplace cultures and rapidly scaling businesses and has appeared in places such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Good Morning America, CNN and in daily newspapers throughout the nation. Shawn is also the author of Help Wanted & Help Found: The insiders’ guide to recruiting & hiring hourly workers.
He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the Washington & Lee School of Law, and he received his LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
Shawn loves being a husband and a dad of three awesome kids and doing anything fitness related so he doesn’t feel as guilty making and drinking fun cocktails. Learn more about Shawn on Linkedin.