Who is Shane Mac?

My whole life I’ve been running around trying different things. What I’ve realized is that focus over time on one thing (I mean obsessive focus) is all that matters. When I was learning guitar and how to play shows, I would sit for 10 hours a day locked in my room learning words to 500+ songs.

My first job in technology was selling baseball bats on eBay when I was 13. I became a power seller using my dad’s name so I could open a UPS and Paypal account. I still remember when the UPS man would pick up shipments every week and ask how dad’s business was going. “Great,” I always replied.

I’m now the Director of Product at Zaarly.

I helped build Seattle based Gist which sold to BlackBerry. I founded Hello There, an advisor for a couple companies, wrote some book, play some music voted best wedding band in 2009 and I’m obsessed with creating technology that can connect people and change the world for the better.

I’ve been lucky enough to have writings featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, U.S. News and World and many other press publications discussing the changing business economy along with new and disruptive ways to get hired.

My first “real” job in tech was at The Cobalt Group on a team which developed a mass scale concept to deliver hyper-local advertising campaigns to every dealer website for top tier auto brands such as Chevy, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Volkswagon and Lexus. Cobalt was acquired by ADP in 2008.

I went to some college in Illinois and studied Finance and Economics. Still not sure if I wasted my money but it sure was fun.

Email me anytime at shane@shanemac.me