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Experienced leader in sales, partnerships, customer success and business strategy. 

Work experience

January 2016Present

Head of Business Development

Blinq (a Transmart company)

Blinq leveraged real estate at BART to create an online-to-offline retail experience.

  • Secured over $2M in new business deals
  • Developed partnerships with  Dyson, IDEO, Munchery, Lyft, GenZe, Doblet and more
  • Created sales process and hired sales team
  • Managed retail team
May 2014December 2015

Head of Partner Success

Sosh  ($15M venture funding from Khosla, Sequoia, Battery Ventures)

Sosh was an event discovery platform and marketplace with the mission of changing how people find and enjoy the best activities in their city. From 2014 I oversaw the growth from 20 to over 600 active merchant partnerships in the Sosh marketplace.

  • Partnership retention and growth with a  98% client retention rate 
  • Hiring and management of three Partner Success Associates
  • Cross functional strategy working with Product, Content, Guest Services and Sales team leads
Nov 2011May 2013

Sales & Partnerships Director

GoGuide Inc.

GoGuide created custom apps for events and brings sponsors to events in a new way. As a founder, I helped build the company with notable accomplishments including:

  • Securing and maintaining accounts for over 100 events including SF Pride, LA Pride, SF Chinese New Year as well as selling sponsorships to major brands including, Showtime TV, Dollar Rent a Car
  • Managing a team of 6 remote sales reps
  • Helping secure over $250,000 in angel investment capital
  • New business development. Creating key partnerships with brands like Eventbrite, Fest300, Ustream.
Nov 2010Nov 2011

Account Director, Digital

Fenton Communications

Fenton helps organizations tell their story and accelerate progress on their issues. As an Account Director I developed strategy and managed a team to achieve client goals through communications and advocacy.

Clients include: First Five LA, Alta Gracia Apparel, California Association of Nonprofits, Muslim Advocates, SunRun Solar, Public Health Institute. This work includes:

  • Website design and development
  • Web analytics
  • Media strategy and press relations
  • Social media strategy
  • Team management
Jan 2010Nov 2010

Campaign Manager

Sweet for Supervisor

Responsible for overall strategic direction as well as day-to-day management of campaign activities and staff. This includes media outreach, candidate prep, field organization, policy analysis and other responsibilities related to ensuring strong competition for the general election of the District 10 Supervisor in San Francisco. 

Mar 2009Nov 2009

Senior Client Manager

Blue State Digital

Blue State Digital is best known for their work devising and executing President Obama's Internet work during his campaign. This is the kind of online community building and engagement I led for for a variety of clients, including the entertainment industry, education, sports and non-profit sector. My work included:

  • Developed integrated campaign strategies focused on online engagement
  • Managed a team of web support specialists
  • Managed development of campaign websites and online assets
  • Researched best practices in Internet marketing
  • Led business development with existing and new clientele

Key projects: Madonna's Raising Malawi, Youth Radio, Chlldhelp

Jul 2006Mar 2009

Senior Client Manager

Grassroots Enterprise

Served in a consultative capacity for political, not-for-profit, and corporate organizations offering political and web-strategy services:

  • Lead and managed numerous accounts, including: American Civil Liberties Union, Progressive Majority, Consumer Watchdog, Campaign for Teen Safety and the Entertainment Software Association, all of which focused on creative online engagement for advocacy purposes.
  • Coordinated customer needs and delegated project tasks to a team of four account specialists.
  • Represented the company in new client trainings and business development with successful business sales.




American University

Applied Politics with a focus on political communication

* Campaign Management Institute (Spring 2006)

* Lobbying Institute (Fall 2006)



American University

* Magna Cum Laude                                    * Phi Beta Kappa

* Cumulative Grade Point Average 3.8/4.0  * School of Public Affairs Leadership Program 

Platforms & Software

  • Salesforce
  • Mail Chimp, Vertical Response, Outreach, Datanyze
  • SQL
  •, Stripe
  • Hootsuite
  • Looker, Mixpanel


Sales, Partnerships & Client Services
10+ years of managing client services team while maintaining key account and account growth. 
Public Speaking
Certified Competent Communicator with Toastmasters International Experienced as a key-note event speaker Experienced with panel presentations Skilled with PowerPoint
Product & Digital Strategy
First hand experience developing digital platforms and services across multiple industries as well as deep understanding of the tech sector and digital media.

About Shane's Work

"Much of the credit for our company product and approach goes to Shane’s insights and input. He is a skilled communicator and adept at developing and navigating complex business relationships and partnerships. In the role of Director of Sales and Marketing I was constantly impressed with Shane’s ability to find new clients and partners and execute agreements that served our bottom line. " - Steven Damron (MBA), GoGuide Inc.

"Shane Mayer combines extreme creativity with serious smartness in a way that makes him almost James Joyce-ian. He is able to solve problems quickly and always maintains his dignity in tough situations. I cannot recommend him highly enough.” - Anne Champlin, VP of Interactive Strategy and Client Services


Alexis Wong

CEO, Transmart 

Rishi Mandal

Co-Founder and CEO of Sosh

Cathy Vigrass, MBA

Head of Business Development at Sosh. 

Brad Rubenstein

Partner, Co-Founder of GoGuide