Shawn Nelson is Senior Director of Product Management for Private Cloud and Managed Services at Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS). She is responsible for a team of product managers who oversee product development, implementation, launch, lifecycle management and support for services related to private and application cloud offerings plus managed services. Prior to joining Sungard AS, Shawn was an Energy Consultant for Direct Energy, where she was responsible for demand response, energy auctions and price response solutions. She has also held other roles as a Product Development Manager for Strategic Energy, and Product Manager for Data Products at BroadStreet Communications, Adelphia Business Solutions, and Sprint. Shawn received a Master of Business Administration from Point Park University and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland. She resides in the Greater Denver area.