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Shawn A. Taylor

Session: Wednesday, September 25th, 8:00am – 9:30am
NBMBAA Entrepreneurial & Leadership Institutes® Kick-Off Breakfast – Sponsored by Marriott International

President and CEO with 30 years of experience from multi-national corporations to fast-growing venture backed startups to turnaround of multi-unit franchise organizations. A visionary and strategic thinker with a proven track record of building effective teams who can rally around the tasks at hand. Vast experience in accounting, auditing, financing and restructuring as well as marketing, revenue enhancements and expense management.

Strategic advisor on multi-unit/multi-state franchise operations as an elected national representative for both Zaxby’s Franchise, LLC (“ZAC Council”) and Taco Bell Corp. (“Franmac”). Worked closely with senior management on developing strategic solutions, new market expansion and bench planning development.

Board of Director who is willing to fully engage and not afraid to express contrary opinions and challenge members to expand their assumptions and visions. A talented, persuasive and creative presenter and mentor with a unique ability to work with different personalities and backgrounds.

Highly respected workforce diversity leader and mentor impacting organizations at senior levels, both corporate and not-for-profit, by demonstrating the importance and business case for diversity in the areas of recruiting, coaching, development/retention and ensuring the success of a diverse pool of employees. Additionally, a dedicated advocate for education for diverse communities and an effective builder of relationships with community leaders and organizations.