MEET THE TEAM

Left to right: Chris Landrum, Emma Klabo, Shawn Sweeney, Doug Murphy, David Dart

As a consulting group, Spinnaker sets itself apart with our deep, hands-on knowledge and business experience.

Each member of our team has over 10 years in top organizations and strives to solve problems with a combination of current information, past performance and future goals.

Shawn Sweeney

Shawn Sweeney
Managing Partner

Shawn is the founder and managing partner of Spinnaker Consulting Group. Shawn launched Spinnaker when he saw first-hand the need for providing clients with experience-based resources who could roll up their sleeves and deliver tangible, lasting results.

In his 14 years as an executive with a Fortune 200 financial services company, Shawn led a variety of organizations, including Strategy and Analysis, Operations, and IT. He was often called on to spearhead turn-around situations or develop and build new organizations. Today, he leverages these experiences to help his clients meet the changing demands from customers, regulators and competitors. Shawn’s expertise and leadership have been leveraged at companies including American Express and Capital One.

Shawn is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served our country as a submarine officer before entering the corporate world. He resides in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Lauren and his son Stephen. When he’s not supporting his clients, you can find Shawn and his family sailing on the Chesapeake Bay or traveling to somewhere fun.

Chris Landrum
Principal

Chris is a Principal with Spinnaker Consulting Group. His focus areas include business strategy, operational & process improvement, change management, and large project implementation.

In his 13 years as an executive with Capital One Financial, Chris led a variety of teams including operations, IT, and business strategy across the company’s Credit Card and Retail Banking Divisions. Having worked in all traditional areas of a corporation, Chris is adept at identifying root cause and working across teams to formulate a path forward, drive corporate-wide buy-in and deliver against commitments.

Prior to Capital One, Chris was an Armor Officer in the US Army. His last role was the lead planner of a five-thousand-person Brigade Combat Team. He also is a proud graduate of the US Army’s Ranger School after spending more than his fair share of time there.

Chris has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. He lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Sarah and two children. Chris has a passion for real estate and spends his free time growing his real-estate investment (REI) company.

Doug Murphy
Senior Consultant

Doug is a Senior Consultant with Spinnaker Consulting Group. Recently joining Spinnaker, he has previously collaborated with Shawn on multiple consulting engagements and in house financial services programs.

Experienced and proven business professional for 15 years with a Fortune 200 company, Doug is adept at solving the biggest and most complex challenges across operations and corporate groups of large organizations. He facilitates and creates implementation strategies that are transferable and sustainable providing long-term value to his clients. Currently, Doug leverages these experiences to consult with clients to innovate their business or solve their highest priority issues. He has a diverse set of skills spanning analytics, team leadership, technology, regulatory compliance, program management, and process management. Doug’s experience and skill set have been leveraged at companies including Capital One.

Doug is a graduate of both the United States Naval Academy and Naval Postgraduate School. He served our country as a submarine officer for 12 years before entering the corporate world where he continued his service in the Navy Reserves until retiring in 2008. He resides in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Helen and his sons Sean and Aiden. When he is not supporting his clients, Doug and his family enjoy traveling just about anywhere.

Emma Klabo
Advisor

Emma is an Advisor with Spinnaker Consulting Group and a co-founder of K Grace Consulting. Emma has spent her professional career devising elegant strategies to address complex business problems delivering impressive results.  Emma’s unique style and personable approach allows her to relate to individuals at all levels of an organization and rapidly diagnose root-cause. Her 15 years of experience coaching teams to adopt Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking methodologies afford clients a distinctive edge.

Emma’s tenured professional experience at Capital One, a Fortune 200 financial company allowed her to consult on a global scale with executives and teams. As a result, she has significant broad experience delivering results across financial, new business development and customer service sectors in North & Central America, United Kingdom, India and Philippines.

Emma is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College, and has completed advance study in Business Risk Advisory, Financial Regulatory Compliance, Change Management, Leadership Development & Coaching and Design Thinking. She holds professional certifications in Lean Six Sigma, Project Management and Agile Scrum (CSM).

David Dart
Senior Advisor

David serves as a Senior Adviser to Spinnaker Consulting Group. His focus areas include business strategy, operational & process improvement, finance, and risk management. In addition to his advisory role with Spinnaker, David is the Managing Member for Solstice Credit Funds, a firm that develops and manages consumer credit investment strategies for private placements and hedge funds.

Prior to Solstice, David was an Associate Principal with SingleStone, a boutique financial services consultancy.  In his role, he led engagement teams at Fortune 1000 banking and insurance clients across North America with an emphasis on customer experience strategy, operational improvements, risk management, and compliance. Prior to SingleStone, David had senior leadership roles in corporate Finance for Fortune 500 companies including GE and MWV (now WestRock). David began his career as an engineer in the semiconductor industry.

David studied Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech and Accounting and Finance at the University of Richmond. He lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife and two children and is actively involved in the community as an Executive Board Member and Treasurer of Read to Them, a global children’s literacy non-profit.

Mike Stevens
Senior Advisor

Mike has over 20 years of professional experience spanning start-ups to Fortune 100 Companies in a number of industries including Aviation, Financial Services and Medical Servicing. Known for his ability to solve complex problems and deliver superior results, he has held senior roles in Operations and Marketing, leading functions and businesses through periods of transformational change and growth.

As a graduate of Georgetown’s Leadership Coaching Program, Mike has been coaching senior leaders for the past 10 years.

Mike grew up in the UK and holds both a Masters and Bachelor degree in Operations Research from the Universities of Warwick and Lancaster respectively. He now lives in Richmond with his wife and three children.