Shane is President and CEO of Personal, which he co-founded in 2009 in Washington, DC. Personal is a web and mobile platform that helps individuals own, control and be the primary beneficiary of their personal data instead of companies.
Previously Shane served as Vice President of Nokia/NAVTEQ's Locations division, where he had global responsibility for all place-based and pedestrian mapping and location content, which was used by over 100 million people daily. He joined Nokia/NAVTEQ following the acquisition of The Map Network, which he co-founded and led as President and CEO. The Map Network was a pioneer in empowering places and events, like the Smithsonian, the NFL Super Bowl, and the Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau, to take control of their digital maps and location data and share them simultaneously through print, online and mobile channels.
Shane’s entrepreneurial activities began at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he served on the team that incubated and launched the International Crisis Group, now based in Brussels. He also co-founded the Play On Foundation to run sports camps and rebuild playgrounds in Bosnia-Herzegovina following the end of the conflict there.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Education, is Co-Director of the Media & Technology Roundtable, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.
Shane graduated with a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and lives in Chevy Chase, MD with his wife and two children.