Shawn Olds

Loomis Council Member

Shawn is the Chief Executive Officer of boodleAI,  the leading machine learning peer-to-peer platform that empowers nonprofits to connect with and engage new donors and supporters.

Shawn started his career in the U.S Army in the 82nd Airborne Division.  Shawn transitioned to the private sector as a logistics operations and technology consultant as well as an IT strategy management consultant. Shawn then helped to found several startups.  After September 11th, 2001 Shawn chose to work for the U. S. Department of States’ Office for Counter-Terrorism where he spent time in Southwest Asia as well as Africa. Shawn then transitioned back to the private sector working with PRTM Management Consultants (acquired by PwC).  Shawn was then recruited by TAQA, a $30B Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund as the Chief Procurement Officer. Shawn then co-founded and served as the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of The Belleau Wood Group. LP, a merchant bank headquartered in Dubai.  For over two decades Shawn has also dedicated his free time to philanthropic Board Service in both the youth education space and the veterans service space.  Shawn currently serves on the Board of the Code of Support Foundation and the National Guard Youth Challenge Foundation.

Shawn graduated from the United States Military Academy with a BS in Computer Science. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He also earned his Juris Doctor from the Northwestern School of Law.