Founder & Lead Researcher & Analyst at MangoResearch Former Product Manager, Software Engineer and Sales Engineer. Shawn has accumulated experience working in various environments - from Fortune 500 companies to grass-root startups. Shawn Dexter is an autodidact and a voracious reader. He turned down opportunities to top MBA schools to self-study his MBA and documented his journey at SkipMBA

Versatile Skill Set
Leadership & Management
Technical Research
Speaking & Presentation

My Experience

Founder, Fundamental & Technical Analyst, MangoResearch

Dec 2017 - Present

MangoResearch provides concise, clear and actionable training & education to an array of audience ranging from C-Level Business Executives to highly technical IT professionals. We also provide solutions to complex business problems and strategic direction. Create, design & deliver educational training content. Design training content to match an audience ranging from business-executives to IT professionals. Researcher & Content Writer Build & Grow the MangoResearch community. Provide strategic advice on business development and direction. Utilise hypothesis-based consulting to provide solutions to complex problems. Evaluate risk , opportunity and respective Impact for firms Communicate complex ideas clearly and simply.

Product Manager

RR Donnelley
November 2015 – Present

Owned several key projects through requirements, implementation, QA & delivery..
Initiated and directed the user interface overhaul for a major release
Facilitated re-branding of the product line working cross-functionally across departments.
Conducted market research, competitive analysis and identified long-term partnerships.
Demonstrated products to potential customers to aid the sales team in closing.
Led teams cross-functionally during several releases under tight & stressful deadlines.

Senior Software & Sales Engineer

Mark3 Research
July 2015 – Present

Manage and interpret customer/end-user requirements.
Strategic and tactical planning of product conceptualization.
Post-delivery configuration and support collaboration..
Release Management: ensured timely release and launch of product
End-to-end involvement, from requirements gathering to implementation and delivery.

Product Manager & Co-Founder

AFK Gaming Inc.
Dec 2012 – Nov 2013

• Matured an idea into a product, from concept generation to development & launch
• Implemented Wire Frames and story boarding with Agile methodology mindset.
• Managed & coordinated product development, testing & quality assurance.
• Release Management: ensured timely release and launch of product
• Conducted in-depth surveys, questionnaires to facilitate product design and SEO.

.NET Developer

prairieFyre Software
May 2012 – Aug 2012

• Developed UI based activities for Workflow 4 using the .NET Framework and C#
• Used WPF/XAML to develop complex UI for Workflow 4 activities
• Enhanced features of existing activities to allow for more utility and usability
• Migrated activities from Workflow 3 to Workflow 4 while enhancing look and feel.

Flex Developer

Aug 2011 – Nov 2011

• Developed multiple web applications and desktop tools using Flex (ActionScript & MXML) .
• Migration of the Adobe PDR Dashboard from Flex 2 to Flex 4.5.
• Feature enhancements on existing tools which included improved user interface.
• Improved performance and implemented dynamic data rendering.

Software Developer

Jan 2011 – Apr 2011

• Used Flex 3 to develop and improve an existing Adobe web application tools.
• Migration of outdated tools to improve functionality.
• Fixed various bugs and added new features.
• Enhanced experience by improving performance of existing features.

Software Developer

NorthStar Utilities
May 2010 – Aug 2010

• Developed an add on for a Java desktop application using the MVC architecture
• Designed and developed Swing based user interfaces.
• Implemented the entire Software Development Cycle from beginning to end.
• Developed a Mock-UI, presented it to end users and developed the final UI.

My Education

2013 - 2015

University Of Ottawa

MSc. in Computer Science
CGPA: 9.0/10
Thesis focused on Semantic Web and Ontology Development
OGS Scholarship | Admission Scholarship

2008 - 2013

University Of Ottawa

Honor’s BSc. with Specialization in Computer Science (Co-Op)
Magna Cum Laude
CGPA: 8.2/10 | AGPA 9.0/10
Management & Entrepreneurship Option
Admission Scholarship | Accenture Scholarship | Magna Cum Laude


  • "Shawn worked for me at Adobe over two separate work terms of his university coop program. In addition to his great attitude and friendly personality, Shawn has exhibited a strong desire to get the job done. He digs into a problem and finds a solution, either on his own or, if necessary, by finding a person who can help. He always wants to learn more, and this helps him in his work significantly. Shawn took on some tough challenges in both work terms and came through with flying colours. I would strongly recommend him to any potential employer "

    Michael New / Performance Manager, Adobe Systems
  • "Energy, focus, confidence - and all in a business-like package. What you see is what you get with Shawn. A good chap and highly motivated."

    Trevor Græme Wilkins / Sustainable Sales Guru
  • "Shawn is a dynamic and innovative software developer; always willing to try something new and not afraid to undertake new concepts. While working at Adobe, he demonstrated his ability to solve complex issues in rich internet applications, migrate and upgrade legacy code to new platforms"

    Elvis-Philip Niyonkuru / Computer Scientist at Adobe Systems