Advisory Board Member Profile
Senior Director, Global Events
Areas of Expertise
Your Customers, Their Journey, Accelerate & Improve Decisions With Data, Customer First Culture, Navigating Politics Of Change
Shawn M. Ryan, CFA, Senior Director, Global Events Shawn leads event strategy and operations for S&P Global. Responsible for driving the largest marketing channel, Shawn and his team of event professionals manage the production of all live, virtual, and on-demand events: from large-scale executive conference and professional development programs to client hospitality, product workshops and webinars, third-party engagements, and strategic roundtables. Shawn is also responsible for aligning event technology and workflow best practices across the S&P Global enterprise.
Shawn arrived at S&P Global with SNL Financial, which he joined in 2009, first developing its portfolio of banking conferences and seminars and later leading its Knowledge Center business. A finance-turned general manager-turned marketing executive, Shawn spent almost 10 years at Capital One Financial, where he was the senior financial officer of the US Credit Card Risk Operations unit and also head of the Finance organization’s internal training program, Finance College. He started his career in a community bank as a finance analyst and also directed finance and underwriting at a national manufactured housing lender.
Shawn and his team are always looking to improve the customer experience and journey before, during and after a live event. Shawn is uniquely positioned to lead events at S&P Global given his prior experience in financial strategy and risk management coupled with his passion for leadership and professional development. He holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a BS in Management from SUNY Geneseo. He earned his CFA charter in 2006.