|Vanderbilt University , B.S.||2004|
Shawn Bercuson is currently the Founder & CEO of Prescreen - an online movie marketing and distribution platform. Previously, Shawn was a Principal at Lightbank, a Chicago based early stage technology fund. Prior to joining Lightbank, Shawn was VP of Business Development at the online collective buying platform Groupon.com. In September 2008, Bercuson joined the ThePoint.com as VP of Business Development where he was instrumental in helping transform the collective action platform, ThePoint.com, into Groupon as we know it today. In 2007, Shawn founded CapAlly - an online P2P student loan marketplace and social network.
Before getting involved in the startup world, Shawn was an asset manager for Black Diamond Capital Management, an alternative asset management firm with approximately $10 billion under management in a combination of private equity, hedge funds, and structured vehicles. He started his career as a trader for TransMarket Group where he traded a diverse portfolio of financial products on multiple global exchanges including the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, EUREX, and LIFFE. Shawn holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University.