Shawn Fitzgerald is the Chief Marketing Officer at Thomas, where he oversees the overall company marketing strategy, including the growth of the Thomas Marketing Services division. Shawn earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1996, landing him a job with ASME managing the development of standards for natural gas pipelines, elevators, and weld testing. Three years later, continuing his career in the industrial space, he joined Thomas to form the CAD business unit acquired from AutoDesk. As the division grew traction from SMBs up to Fortune 1000 businesses, he shifted to focus on transitioning the company from print to digital.
He furthered this digital transformation of Thomas by building teams of sales engineers, managing an online catalog product, and developing new digital products to drive revenue growth. In 2014, Shawn founded TMS, and under his leadership, the division was recognized as HubSpot’s 2014 Agency of the Year and became a HubSpot Diamond Partner and a Google Partner. In his current role as CMO, he recently led the rebranding of the 120-year-old company, launched the catalyst for a growing data business unit, and began a tour of regional events for industry, which culminated into an invite to share data with the Department of Commerce at the White House.