Shawn Findlan, CEO at West Avenue Capital, has over 25 years experience finance, trading, investments and operations.  He currently oversees all investment and trading activities at West Avenue Capital.

Shawn Executive Produced the documentary feature film, Doin’ My Drugs, which details Thomas Muchimba Buttenschøn’s incredible journey to spread his messages of positivity and change through his music.

He is a Director at the Muchimba Music Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising awareness through the power of music and a Director at the Mino Freund Endowment, which was established to honor the life and work of Dr. Minoru M. Freund and to continue to advance scientific works.

Prior to starting West Avenue Capital, Shawn was Global Head of Strategic Engineering & Architecture Strategy at Morgan Stanley.  Before joining Morgan Stanley, he held several global and regional senior executive roles at J.P. Morgan Investment Bank.

Before joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Findlan worked for AT&T and for the U.S. Department of Defense.  He has been based in New York, Tokyo and has traveled extensively worldwide. He studied computer science at University of Maryland and finance at New York University.