Shannon joined Bernau Capital Partners in October 2015. Shannon is the Chief Operating Officer for Ivy Lane Corporation and is responsible for leadership of all operational and organizational functions. He has been in the automotive service and retail business for more than fifteen years. Prior to joining Ivy Lane Corporation, Shannon served as a Director of Retail Operations for a grocery chain based in Florida.
Shannon grew up in Kentucky and attended Morehead State University. In 2006 he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Phoenix.
His retail career started with Valvoline Instant Oil Change as an hourly employee and he held management positions from store level to strategic leadership roles. These positions included Organizational Effectiveness Manager, Market Manager and Director of Customer Experience for the 900+ store chain. In the Customer Experience role, he was tasked to develop, improve, and integrate internal processes to enable consistent profit & traffic growth in more than 900 locations nationwide. In his last position with Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Shannon served as Director of Operations leading a portfolio of 92+ corporate owned locations across the Southeastern United States.
He and his wife Jessica have a son Braxton. As a family they enjoy beaches, cruises, theme parks, camping and fishing. They are passionate University of Kentucky basketball and football fans. Shannon also enjoys reading and is an active runner.