Shawn Lynam is currently a business advisor for the Small Business Administration's SBDC network. In this role, Shawn advises early to mid-stage business clients on capital strategy, financial performance and liquidity events. He has 20 years of experience in franchise and technology based organizations. During his career, he was able to play a part in launching over 3,000 franchise business locations that generate over $1.5B annually. His experience ranges from managing one of the largest retail branding changes (The UPS Store), to integrating artificial intelligence to automate customer interactions (IBM Watson), to particpating in an executive team that took a start-up from launch to a $90M private equity deal.