Shannon leads scaling and execution strategies for high growth, highly ambitious education enterprises. She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at Civic Builders, which provides real estate development and financial services for charter schools. Previously, Shannon served as COO of the curriculum business at Amplify, a leader in personalized curriculum and assessment products; Success Academies, one of the highest performing and highest growth charter networks in the country, and PLTW, a national leader in project-based STEM curriculum and robotics programming working in over 10,000 schools nationwide. She began her career as an M&A analyst at Goldman Sachs, and later served as the Chief of Staff for the US PWM business. She also worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley. Most recently, she served as Chief Delivery Officer for CLS Bank, a designated financial market utility. Shannon holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC Chapel-Hill. She serves on the boards of Zeta Charter Schools, the Literacy Design Collaborative, and is a member of the Carolina Arts Leadership Council at UNC-Chapel Hill.