Shane joined Calder Capital as Mergers and Acquisition Advisor serving Northern Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin in early 2020. He is an entrepreneurial-minded business development and strategy advisor to small and mid-market business owners.
Shane has over 20 years of business experience playing multiple roles in a variety of industries. He began his career in the golf industry running operations for multiple private clubs in the Chicago area. He then shifted to business owner when he started, operated and ultimately entered the sphere of Mergers and Acquisitions on the sell-side as he sold the first of two businesses in 2012.
After selling his businesses Shane became an investor and advisor in a growing retail beverage operation while temporarily living abroad in Varese, Italy. Upon return to the U.S., he served as an economic development manager. In that role, he administered development incentives for small to mid-size commercial real estate developments and guided the recruitment, retention, and expansion of local manufacturers.
In his free time, Shane enjoys traveling with his wife and two children, following Serie A soccer, playing golf and serving as a certified swim official.