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Leading an IPO
with Brian Shinn
CEO of US Silica




Bryan Shinn is CEO of US Silica, a NYSE-listed $643 million revenue producer and distributor of commercial silica through two segments:

2/3 of revenues derived from Oil & Gas Proppants Segment - in essence as sand to prop and maintain fractured openings in oil and gas fracking applications.

1/3 of revenues derived from Industrial & Specialty Products (ISP) - for glassmaking, building products, filtration and chemical applications to name a few.

Bryan shares his experience over his seven-year tenure at US Silica - first as head of Sales & Marketing for the Company, then as CEO and leading the company through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) during his first year as CEO. Shinn ascended from head of Sales & Marketing to President and CEO where he set the new strategy and transformed the Company through the IPO to the delight of his private equity investors Golden Gate Capital.  His impressive leadership effectively navigated through the downturn in their Oil & Gas segment. Bryan also shares insight into his leadership as a CEO and advice for those aspiring to be a CEO.

Bryan Shinn BIO

Bryan A. Shinn has served as president of US Silica since March 2011 and as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors since January 2012. Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Shinn was senior vice president of sales and marketing from October 2009 to February 2011. Before joining US Silica, Mr. Shinn was employed by the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from 1983 to September 2009, where he held a variety of key leadership roles in operations, sales, marketing and business management, including global business director and global sales director.

​Mr. Shinn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware. As a result of these and other professional experiences, Mr. Shinn possesses particular knowledge and experience in operations, sales, marketing, management and corporate strategy that strengthen the board's collective qualifications, skills and experience.

Program Disclaimer

The only purpose of the podcasts is to educate, inform and entertain. The information shared is based on the collection of experiences of each of the guests interviewed and should not be considered or substituted for professional advice. Guests who speak in this podcast express their own opinions, experience and conclusions, and neither The Leadership Lyceum LLC nor any company providing financial support endorses or opposes any particular content, recommendation or methodology discussed in this podcast.

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