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Shawn Dehpanah

Shawn Dehpanah

VP Corporate Partnership and Innovation, APAC Plug and Play Tech Center


Shawn Dehpanah is a highly accomplished, agile Market Strategy Executive and take-charge leader who quickly overcomes profit and growth challenges with over 25 years of experience, leveraging entrepreneurial drive and market acumen for success in new market ventures and tech firms. He is a sought-after driver for high-profile technological initiatives that position businesses for a market edge, with a holistic approach to integrating strategy, operations, finance, sales, marketing, and product development.

He is a results-driven business partner and trusted advisor, fostering IT-business partnership, uniquely talented in translating needs into viable strategic roadmaps, plans, and projects, within multi-cultural, local and international multimillion-dollar high technology and internet organizations. Shawn is an expert in sales forecasting, complex licensing agreements and product management from introductory to final maturity phase.

Shawn started his career in Silicon Valley as a software engineer before transitioning to sales, marketing, and business development roles at both startups and firmly established multinational companies (e.g. Samsung Semiconductor, Hitachi, Panasonic, Alta Vista, etc.). He has played a key role in achieving revenue targets and developing strategic multimillion-dollar relationships domestically and globally.

His management skills and leadership continues to deliver results for organizations looking to expand their reach and revenues. He has a strong understanding of the global contract manufacturing business in the Asia Pacific, EMEA, and South America regions.

Over the past 25 years, he has been deeply involved in building and managing high-performance sales, marketing, and channel teams, developing creative business go-to-market strategies in high growth, with a variety of start-up and large multinationals focusing on Semiconductor, software, and Internet companies, with expertise in strategic partnerships for start-up by raising multi-level capitals through Angel Investment.

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