Shawn Boyer

Founder and Chairman of the Board

“From day one, I learned that the customer is absolutely the organization’s lifeblood, that they drive the business, and that you need to bend over backwards to wow them.”

That was what Shawn Boyer, Snagajob Founder and Chairman of the Board, learned while working his first hourly job, and the same philosophy is embraced throughout Snagajob today.

Shawn has directed the Company’s rapid growth from start-up to the nation’s largest hourly employment network, which is powered by more than 40 million registered job seekers and the leading talent management system for hourly employers. His insights on the hourly workforce have appeared in places such as “The Wall Street Journal”, “USA Today”, “Good Morning America”, CNN and in daily newspapers throughout the nation. Boyer is author of Help Wanted & Help Found: The insiders’ guide to recruiting & hiring hourly workers, an instructional book on the best strategies to hire hourly workers.

Shawn was named the 2008 National Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration and was publicly recognized by President George W. Bush for successfully creating a Web site to help hourly workers. Snagajob has been named to both Fortune Magazine's Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces list and Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 for the past five years. The Company has been awarded multiple other awards for its rapid growth and commitment to its people, culture and community.

Boyer was CEO of Snagajob from 2000 to 2013 before moving into the Chairman role and prior to founding Snagajob in 1999, Boyer was a transactional attorney with the law firm of Brown & Wood LLP (now Sidley Austin, LLP). He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the Washington & Lee School of Law, and he received his LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. He currently serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations: The Richmond Forum, Sports Backers, Comfort Zone Camp, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the George C. Marshall Foundation. He loves to spend time with his wife and three young children. Boyer is an avid reader, as well as exercise and outdoor enthusiast.

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First Hourly Job

Working retail in high school, unless you’re counting grass-mowing in middle school.

Book Smarts

Shawn holds a Master of Law in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor from Washington & Lee University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.

Past Gigs

Before starting Snagajob, this big thinker and passionate leader was actually a transactional attorney for Brown & Wood LLP (now Sidley Austin, LLP) and Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP.