Shawn Santos is a first generation American whose parents migrated to the United States from Portugal. He has experience in management, team building, professional development, strategic implementation, and company collaboration.
Shawn has a strong belief in transparency, teamwork, and development. Shawn learned the term hard work at the age of 10 working at his father’s French Bakery. This led him to starting his career with a litigation defense firm during High School. There he held several positions over the course of 10 years which steered his interest in management, training, and growth.
Shawn holds a bachelor’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Prior to joining HYGGE, Shawn held several roles within HSBC Private Banking, most recently as the VP, Relationship Officer Manager where he managed approximately 43 individuals located in New York, Miami, and California. Within this role Shawn was recognized for his leadership, guidance, reliability, and thoughtfulness as a result of the constant changing environment. He was awarded the Gold Heart as a symbol of demonstrating commitment to keeping the customer and colleagues at heart.
Shawn lives in Harrison, NY with his fiancé Cynthia. He spent his childhood summer and winter breaks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which led to his passion for traveling and experiencing different cultures. He also snowboards, enjoys working with his hands, and spending time with family and friends.