Hi, I'm Skip Shean. I look forward to hearing from you.
Skip Shean's Bio:
Skip Shean has excelled in a number of different industries. Eight years in operational management consulting; twelve years in online stock & options brokerage marketing. Currently consulting to businesses on their lead generation, social media, and other online marketing efforts.
MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2001. Concentrations in finance, strategy, and entrepreneurship. An experienced, creative executive who thinks strategically and follows through tactically. Enthusiastic and team driven. A leader.
Skip Shean's Experience:
VP, Marketing & Business Development at tradeMONSTER2008 - Present
Head of Marketing at tradeMONSTER, an innovative online brokerage firm at www.trademonster.com. Responsible for all marketing, sales, PR, and business development in rapidly growing online brokerage. * Retained ad agency and other strategic marketing vendor partners, defined strong brand positioning and identity, and successfully challenged entrenched brands optionsXpress, ThinkOrSwim, E*TRADE, TD Ameritrade, Scottrade and Charles Schwab. * Hired marketing team and built all marketing channels from scratch, including search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO), online advertising, affiliate, live and online events. * Led PR efforts, hired PR agency, obtained coverage by all leading financial publications and leading bloggers, including the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, USA Today, and others. * Identified and evaluated partnership opportunities, consummating dozens of deals resulting in thousands of new tradeMONSTER accounts.
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development at optionsXpress Holdings, Inc.May 2005 - August 2008
Responsible for identification, negotiation, and delivery of creative business opportunities, including transactions, licensing, and partnerships for an innovative, fast-growing online brokerage firm. I've been responsible for developing effective strategic partnerships and extending use of optionsXpress' trading platform by financial market participants and exchanges the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, and International Securities Exchange. Sydicated elements of the optionsXpress website to highly trafficked and relevant financial websites, and extended our API program to offer optionsXpress account data and trading to third-party software and platforms. Responsible for all exhibitors and speakers at our principal annual customer event, optionsXpo.
Product Manager at E*TRADE FinancialFebruary 2004 - May 2005
Product Manager for options and futures products, including equity and index derivatives trading on the CME, CBOT, CBOE, Chicago Futures Exchange, ISE, BOX, PCX, PHLX and AMEX exchanges.
Managing Partner at Wexford Partners, Inc.July 2001 - February 2004
Management consulting to small, medium and large companies on a variety of operational, IT, and strategic projects.
Engagement Manager, Strategic Accounts at Starpoint SolutionsMay 2000 - July 2001
Responsible for managing multiple IT consulting projects with some of the company's largest customers, leading development of custom web-based applications for Fortune 100-sized companies. Also responsible for customer and project profit & loss and the sales of additional projects.
Manager at Charter Consulting, Inc.July 1997 - May 2000
Management consulting to large financial services companies on a variety of operational projects. Cost reduction, margin enhancement, operational efficiencies, business process reengineering.
National Account Manager at CCC Information Services, Inc.October 1995 - July 1997
Sales and customer service of software and market data to insurance companies' claims operations around the country. Promoted three times in first twelve months with company and served several of the nation's largest insurance companies.
Special Agent at Northwestern MutualFebruary 1993 - October 1995
Financial Planner, Insurance Agent, and Series 7/63 registered broker.
Insititutional Fixed Income Sales at The Chicago Corporation1992 - 1994
Sales & Trading of Fixed Income Securities, including US Treasuries, Agencies, Mortgage Backeds and CMOs.
Founder & CEO at 16Wells, LLC2011 - Present | Chicago
16Wells helps finserv companies, publishers and content creators drive value from their work, using the best practices in online marketing and search engine optimization combined with a data- and results-centric approach.
Skip Shean's Education:
The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business1998 – 2001MBAConcentration: Finance, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship
Baylor University1987 – 1991BAConcentration: History, JournalismActivities: Lacrosse
Hinsdale Central1982 – 1984
Skip Shean's Interests & Activities:
Marketing, marathon running, family time , golf, skiing, photography