Oct 7, 2023
In the past year, I’ve done a number of interviews with lawyers who have transitioned from the traditional practice of law into other corporate or consulting roles. In this episode, I speak with Shawn Hoyt about how to transition into an operations role in a corporate environment.
Shawn is someone who has thought a lot about managing his own career and he has a unique perspective on career advancement.
Shawn Hoyt is a Vice President at OutSystems. He began his legal career as a corporate associate at a large law firm. In 1999, I actually recruited him to his first in-house legal job. Over time, his responsibilities expanded way beyond legal.
Shawn brings an unusual perspective on how to get more from your legal career and how to transition into much broader roles.
Shawn is a senior legal and operational executive who has led a broad range of teams through periods of both rapid growth and transition. He has deep functional experience running commercial, Deal Desk, pricing, proposal/RFP, contracting, deal operations, vendor management, and legal teams.
But he has also managed People, Talent Acquisition, Office Operations, IT, Security, Finance, and Leadership operations through periods of transition.