EXPERIENCE

Having successfully led DEI initiatives, we understand how to help organizations navigate the complex and often emotional aspects central to this journey. Our knowledge, experiences and learnings have allowed us to create a proven and practical hands-on approach to help organizations design their path forward and transform DEI into the language of the business.

Shannon Finn Connell

Shannon Finn Connell, Ph.D. is an executive coach, author and organizational change leader. She is a member of Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only organization for leading business coaches and career coaches. A former executive with SYSCO, Shell Oil and Procter & Gamble, Shannon worked internationally in China and Latin America before combining her corporate experiences and academic pursuits. While maintaining leadership positions in business, she was appointed adjunct professor of management in the MBA program at Rice University. Shannon serves on the Dean’s advisory board of University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences and is an advisor to the Navy SEAL Foundation where she supports Special Operations Warriors transitioning from active military service to civilian life. Shannon obtained her Ph.D. in organizational development, researching design thinking as a problem-solving methodology in global organizational change initiatives. She also holds an MBA from North Central College and bachelor’s degree from University of Cincinnati.

At the heart of Capo Initiative is our belief that leaders and organizations have a responsibility to be instruments of positive change, individually and collectively.

Frank D. Finn

Frank D. Finn is a recognized leader in diversity, equity and inclusion. As the former President of McCain Foods US, Frank brings unparalleled experience in designing and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies that drive organizational change. Previously he worked in executive level positions at Royal Dutch Shell and PepsiCo, both domestically and internationally. Frank serves as an advisory board member to Michigan State University’s hockey program and is an advisor to the Navy SEAL Foundation where he supports Special Operations Warriors transitioning from active military service to civilian life. Frank holds an executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Chartered Director certification from McMaster University and bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

EXPERIENCE

Having successfully led DEI initiatives, we understand how to help organizations navigate the complex and often emotional aspects central to this journey. Our knowledge, experiences and learnings have allowed us to create a proven and practical hands-on approach to help organizations design their path forward and transform DEI into the language of the business.

Shannon Finn Connell

Shannon Finn Connell, Ph.D. is an executive coach, author and organizational change leader. She is a member of Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only organization for leading business coaches and career coaches. A former executive with SYSCO, Shell Oil and Procter & Gamble, Shannon worked internationally in China and Latin America before combining her corporate experiences and academic pursuits. While maintaining leadership positions in business, she was appointed adjunct professor of management in the MBA program at Rice University. Shannon serves on the Dean’s advisory board of University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences and is an advisor to the Navy SEAL Foundation where she supports Special Operations Warriors transitioning from active military service to civilian life. Shannon obtained her Ph.D. in organizational development, researching design thinking as a problem-solving methodology in global organizational change initiatives. She also holds an MBA from North Central College and bachelor’s degree from University of Cincinnati.

At the heart of Capo Initiative is our belief that leaders and organizations have a responsibility to be instruments of positive change, individually and collectively.

Frank D. Finn

Frank D. Finn is a recognized leader in diversity, equity and inclusion. As the former President of McCain Foods US, Frank brings unparalleled experience in designing and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies that drive organizational change. Previously he worked in executive level positions at Royal Dutch Shell and PepsiCo, both domestically and internationally. Frank serves as an advisory board member to Michigan State University’s hockey program and is an advisor to the Navy SEAL Foundation where he supports Special Operations Warriors transitioning from active military service to civilian life. Frank holds an executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Chartered Director certification from McMaster University and bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

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