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Shawn Sweeney

Founder & CEO

Shawn Sweeney is the Founder and CEO of Spinnaker Consulting Group. Shawn launched Spinnaker when he saw first-hand the need for providing clients with experience-based professionals who could roll up their sleeves and deliver tangible, lasting results.

In his 14 years as an executive with a Fortune 200 financial services company, Shawn led a variety of organizations, including Strategy and Analysis, Operations, and IT. He was often called on to spearhead turn-around situations or develop and build new organizations. Today, he leverages these experiences to help his clients meet the changing demands from customers, regulators, and competitors. Shawn’s expertise and leadership have been successful at companies including American Express and Capital One.

As the leader of Spinnaker Consulting Group, Shawn has guided the firm to three consecutive years on INC Magazine’s list of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies; Consulting Magazine’s #1 Fastest Growing Firm award; and numerous “Best Places to Work” awards. 

Shawn is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served our country as a submarine officer before entering the corporate world. He resides in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Lauren, son Stephen and daughter Savannah. When he’s not supporting his clients, you can find Shawn and his family sailing on the Chesapeake Bay or traveling to somewhere fun.