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Shane Walsh

Arena Growth Partners
Founder & General Partner
Austin, Texas Area
Shane is the son of a Founder who built a small industrial equipment rental company in Houston, Texas. He grew up in the business from a young age and learned to respect entrepreneurship and risk early in life. Shane served in the United States Army as an M1A1 Tank Officer with the First Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. After leaving the military, Shane helped his parents sell their business and then led the business in its transition from a single-location, family-owned business to a multi-location, corporate-owned enterprise. Shane has a deep operational background and has served as a leader in diverse industries, from financial services to oilfield services. He has a special passion for identifying talent and developing leaders.

Shane received a BS from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and two sons. He is an avid triathlete and has completed over 30 sprint, Olympic and half-iron distance races.