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IDEA MAKER

LOVE MY TEAM. LOVE MY WORK. MAKE AN IMPACT.

SHAWN POILEY

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Introduction

Welcome to my page and thanks for visiting! I'm on a quest for the ultimate job. In my perfect world I call the next step in my career my home away from home. Ultimately I will be happiest and most productive at the intersection of entertainment and technology in a nimble, entrepreneurial environment with a lot of fresh energy. This could take the form of a studio or production house, agency, a startup, a startup group in a larger company, or my own business. I'm open. Whatever comes my way, I'll measure it against the three criteria below. It's my mantra. If you agree then read on and let's talk!

LOVE MY TEAM

To enjoy the people I work with and to share the common purpose of awesomeness.

LOVE MY WORK

To enjoy the subject matter. I have a wide variety of skills and interests. Just give me a challenge!

MAKE AN IMPACT

To make something I’m proud of and everyone benefits. I believe in success there’s plenty to go around. Are you game?

The Goods

About

 

  • Shawn Poiley

    Your next go-to guy.

  • Insatiably Curious

    Name any subject – food science, astronomy, history, entertainment, technology. Yup, I’m interested! I’m a knowledge seeker and love asking questions. When it comes to business I ask the right questions.

  • Left Brain. Right Brain. Who Cares?

    It’s hard to label me in a single category. This is my biggest challenge and my biggest asset. Call me what you will. Marketer. Biz Whiz. Entrepreneur. Self-winding. Tenacious. Creative. I connect dots that aren’t even on the same page and sometimes I even make my own.

  • Genuine

    What you see is what you get. This is my agenda: Do my best and expect the best from those around me every single day.

Fan Club

While managing the theatrical marketing division at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, I had the pleasure of working with Shawn on a number of complex production contracts and legal issues. He is an extremely bright, detailed, and diligent executive and I was very impressed with his can-do attitude. He's also a pleasure to work with; he has great people skills and tenacity to get the job done well.

Ann Moebes, Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Walt Disney Studios

Shawn was my main point of contact at WDSMP for a large analytics project. Not only did he know where to get the data, he provided the context and political guidance that helped make the project a success. He is very detail oriented and a pleasure to work with.

Bret Leece, SVP, Managing Director, International, Marketshare

Interests

Here’s a small selection of stuff I like. Enjoy!

RECENT BOOKS

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff

A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley by Neal Thompson

Good Idea. Now What: How to Move Ideas to Execution by Charles T. Lee (*Special thanks to Charles for the Idea Maker concept)

In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy

Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.) by Anthony Bourdain

 

PODCASTS 

Innovation Crush Podcast – Hosted by Chris Denson

 

WEBSITES

Academic Earth

Mashable

Epicurious

Travel & Leisure

TED

Justin Guitar

 

ACTIVITIES

Cooking, Grilling, Pig Roasts, Japanese Food, Brunching

Every Sunday: The Hollywood Farmers Market and coffee with my wife and daughter at Caffe Etc.

Exercise: Hiking, Weights, Pilates

Watching movies and couch potatoing

Men’s Shoes. Yeah, that’s right. Shoes.

Let's Talk

I love meeting new people. Feel free to reach out regarding a specific opportunity or just to say hello. Thanks for looking!

Los Angeles, CA
(323) 570-4955M
shawn.poiley@gmail.com
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