Shane’s work involved Group Corporate Development activity until the start of this year. He now runs our global operations hub which houses digital research, client services, pipeline track and chase, dealing and fund administration, and pensions administration departments.
Driven, focused and loves to plan and execute strategy when at the office. Outside of work – he spends most of his weekends outdoors with his wife trying to keep pace with our three children. On the odd occasion when they do stay still Shane enjoys a relaxed meal with friends and family.
The critical role our industry plays in the expansion of both developed and developing economies never ceases to amaze Shane and therein he has found his calling.
Prior to joining Holborn, whilst at the London Stock Exchange Group, Shane helped design the world’s fastest trading platform and helped sell it to some of the largest stock exchanges in the world. Spending time working on the design of the Group’s OTC platform, Market Surveillance system and Clearing and Central Depository system which is now used by several the world’s leading exchanges.
With a BSc (Hons) from the UK under his belt for starters, Shane wanted to have exposure to the best of what both sides of the Atlantic had to offer. He read for his MBA in the States where he decided to bolt on two additional specializations in Finance and International Business. Whilst in the USA, with a GPA of 3.97/4.00 Shane was inducted into the world’s largest collegiate honour society – the Golden Key International Honour Society. Receiving the Who’s Who Amongst American Universities and Colleges Award, two consecutive years in recognition of academic achievement and contributions made to society by way of involvement in the planning and execution of Vision 2015 (Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s strategic development plan) and volunteer work carried out through the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. As part of the work done for Vision 2015, Shane was tasked with drafting business plans for the project which covered areas such as economic development, livable communities, parks and recreation, tourism and culture, urban development and education.
During his 7 years at Holborn, he has been exposed to every facet of the business from research, to lead generation, the sales process, administration and ultimately customer service. As importantly, he has grown to fully embrace the unique culture Holborn offers. This exposure has given Shane a good command of what’s important to our business and thus allows him to contribute to strategic matters in a way that creates value for our company and shareholders.
Skills and expertise
- Bsc (Hons) Computing – Staffordshire University, UK (2000- 2003)
- MBA with a double specialisation in International Business and Finance, Northern Kentucky University, US Bank College of Business (2006-2008)
Shane has a wife, Dhyneika, and has been married for 7 years. They have three children – Mikayla, Jayden and Rylan.
About his hobbies, Shane Says: “I follow Formula 1 and rugby. I play a bit of golf when I can carve out the time and do some Thai kickboxing and mixed martial arts twice a week to stay in some sort of shape. I collect vintage model F1 cars and watches. I also like listening to music across a variety of genres. I am a decent guitar player and half-decent at bass.”
His favourite quote is:
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
“After 25 years of having all sorts of firms manage my investment portfolio the ultimate realization is that it takes good people to “protect YOUR interest”. Well, Holborn luckily has them employed. Not going anywhere now.” – Omar K.