As part of the Accion Venture Lab team, Shannon Dwyer is an Investment & Portfolio Associate, based in Washington, DC. In this role, Shannon engages with portfolio companies to identify challenges and barriers to growth faced by the businesses; develops and scopes projects to address the areas of need; and works with the companies to execute on the projects through internal and external research, analysis, development of recommendations, and co-creation with the companies. She is also responsible for the assessment of new investment opportunities and the development of investment theses, , particularly in the Middle Eastern and Pakistani markets.
Shannon previously worked with Accion Venture Lab as an extern from Bain & Company. In that role she provided in-depth strategic and operational support to portfolio companies, in addition to driving new investments. During her employment with Bain, she worked as a Senior Associate Consultant based in Atlanta, Georgia. Shannon holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.