Shaun joined Ethos in 1994. Prior to joining Ethos, he worked as a management consultant for Gemini Consulting in both its strategy and operational improvement disciplines.
Shaun's direct involvement in 24 portfolio companies (eleven in a lead role) during his tenure with Ethos has equipped him with a broad private equity perspective across numerous industries. He has been directly involved in five public-to-private deals and has developed the skills and experience to navigate these complex transactions. The combination of his consulting and private equity experience has enabled him to make significant contributions to these companies. Shaun also has extensive exits experience having participated in the sale of 16 portfolio companies to a host of local and international buyers.
He has been particularly successful in managing portfolio companies through complex or difficult circumstances, often through the introduction of new management. In addition to his strong deal execution skills, he has developed a keen sense for recognising superior investment opportunities and plays an active role in leading deal origination for the Firm.
Shaun and his wife have six children. He is passionate about music and frequently leads impromptu sing-a-longs at Ethos events.
He has lectured extensively at South Africa’s top business schools in the field of private equity, and is a sought after speaker at various private equity forums.
Contact Shaun's Value Add Assistant Paula Mehl.