Shawn Chapman is one of Nashville's most proven CTOs with an expansive background in both Automotive and Fintech industries. He is co-founder of several Nashville based companies including EmpowerLocal, Surgiorithm, Wannado, Datagoeshere, and partner of Hytch, LLC, the social impact technology company created to address traffic congestion through smartphone enabled commuter incentives.

As CTO at BancVue in Austin, TX, Shawn introduced technology that helped grow revenue by 1100% (#26 on the Inc 500 List) and authored two key patents related to consumer banking reward programs. Prior to this, he served as CTO at Dealer Skins, which was acquired by Trader Publishing in 2005. Shawn earned his B.E. in Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Chapman is more than just a tech startup genius, he is also a family man with a wonderful wife, Heather, and two growing boys who keep him busy.