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Shawn Sedate

Vice President

Shawn Sedate

Vice President

Overview

Shawn has a deep background in corporate IT leadership, partnering with business leaders to develop and deliver business-oriented technology strategies. He is particularly adept at integrating technology, people and process change to accomplish business objectives. Shawn’s experience spans both business and IT leadership roles, giving him a unique perspective on driving transformational value from information systems.

Specialties:

  • Retail & Supply Chain Systems and Processes
  • Business and IT alignment
  • Program and project management
  • Process, People, and Technology integration

Experience

Prior to joining Pariveda, Shawn led the Applications, Business Intelligence and PMO teams at PetSmart. While there, he led the strategy, planning, and delivery of multiple large programs for the Supply Chain and Merchandising business units. His previous experience includes leading IT Strategy and Planning teams, Applications teams, and broad scale transformational initiatives at the HEB Grocery Company.

Shawn’s IT experience is coupled with line management responsibilities leading the operations of distribution centers and large retail stores. Shawn started his career as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting, now known as Accenture.

Outside of the office

When not in client-facing roles, Shawn enjoys running, golf, football, and most outdoor activities. He makes as much time as he can for his pursuit of recreational ranching. Shawn’s wife Julia is a competitive golfer, and they enjoy playing together. They have two children, Claire and Kyle.

Education and Service

Over the years, Shawn has been active in his church as a teacher and volunteer. Shawn is passionate about teaching and mentoring others, particularly with students and those early in their careers. Shawn received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Baylor University.

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