Shawn Kernes is a visionary trailblazer in the tech industry.
With over 20 years of executive experience in building and leading startups, Shawn is always ahead of the curve while remaining grounded in understanding how to meet the fundamental needs of everyday people through innovative new products.
A highly-driven entrepreneur, Shawn has spent the last two decades building and managing teams using his exceptional expertise in technology, operations, business strategy, business development and customer service.
When Shawn learned that an estimated 30 million Americans aren’t getting the mental health care they need, the idea for LARKR was born. Shawn and his team at LARKR are committed to improving people’s lives by delivering accessible and affordable therapy, using licensed professionals and a trusted modern channel that is available wherever and whenever it’s needed. For Shawn, using the right technology to remove barriers to quality mental health care is a personal and meaningful commitment.
Prior to co-founding LARKR, Shawn was at the helm of exciting burgeoning companies including serving as Senior Director of Product Development at eBay, CTO of StubHub, COO of Cash4Gold, CTO of BeyondTheRack, CTO of Boost Media, CTO of JOIST, and CTO of BuzzMob.
Shawn played an instrumental leadership role in directing these startups, helping the companies grow rapidly and disrupt their industries for the better. His professional passion for innovative solutions has cultivated remarkable success rates, driven by his personal quest to wed the best of technology with the unmet needs of society. Throughout his career, he has earned the confidence and respect of the startup community in Silicon Valley and some of the nation’s leading venture capital firms.
This impressive business career combined with an innate ability to anticipate the world’s evolving needs through intuitively-friendly platforms have catapulted Shawn to the forefront of his industry.
Shawn received his Bachelor of Computer Science from Marist College in 1998.