Before joining Ackrell Capital, Shannon spent 20 years as a technology investment banker in Silicon Valley with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse, UBS and Pacific Crest Securities. Previously, Shannon was a securities lawyer with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and Gunderson Dettmer in Palo Alto, and was a certified public accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick in San Jose. Shannon has closed over 100 transactions valued at over $10 billion over his career, and has expertise in all facets of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity investing in emerging growth companies. Shannon's industry expertise includes IT hardware and software, clean technology, internet and digital media, electronics, and telecommunications, among others.
Shannon holds a B.A. Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a J.D. (magna cum laude) from the Santa Clara University School of Law.