Shawn has been with Batteries Plus almost from the beginning. He began his journey as a store retail associate and eventual store manager before joining the corporate team as a Category Manager in 1996. Over the past 24 years, Shawn has built a comprehensive knowledge of the company’s operations, holding a number of important positions including: Senior Product Manager, VP of Product Development, VP of Merchandising and, most recently, President of the company’s Ascent platform.
As President of Ascent, He oversees all day-to-day operations of the business, while using his extensive knowledge of the battery, bulb and repair industries to create lasting partnerships with international manufacturers, develop new product and service offerings, and manage quality assurance, distribution and consumer engagement. He balances his broad operational knowledge with a first-hand understanding of what it’s like to work in our stores.
“Our business has diversity between batteries, bulbs, and services, whether it’s device repair or key cutting, and you have a commercial aspect to it too. A lot of times you’ll buy a franchise and it’s retail or it’s just food, or it’s just one segment, so our diversification fence-lines the business and protects it overall.”