Somerville, Somerset, NJ, August 2014:

Shawn Knox has been named Partner and IT Practice Leader of Sanford Rose Associates®- Somerset. Shawn brings over 30 years of global IT and talent acquisition leadership experience in the Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Consumer Products field and is a natural fit to spearhead the network’s expansion and bring renewed focus to certain key functional areas.

Shawn most recently completed the successful acquisition integration of the Finance and HR functions for a large North East University. During Shawn’s tenure as CIO of Ansell Ltd, a global medical device and personal/safety products company, he transformed the IT group from a traditional functional organization to a commercial business partnership. Shawn also led a long term technology project that supported the company’s global growth strategy This came after a successful career as CIO for Photronics, where he developed and executed the IT strategy for this semi conductor manufacturer.

With complimentary roles at American Saw and Duracell, Shawn has been at the leading edge of bringing successful commercial and operational technology platforms to these organizations while building strong leadership and technology teams.

President of Sanford Rose Associates®- Somerset, Phil Corke commented “I have worked with Shawn for a number of years both as part of an executive leadership team and as part of a major technology implementation program. He is one of those rare technologists that are not only strategically agile but also commercially aware. He transformed the IT organization adding value for the customer, both internally and externally. Shawn’s ability to problem-solve process, organizational and technology issues and marshal a strong “IT” team around him makes him a great fit for this practice.”

Shawn can be best described as a “collaborative executive leader, business partner and solution architect”, and with his skills and experience we are excited about how we can differentiate ourselves in the market place in offering focused talent solutions in the following areas:

  • Project / program management
  • IT Leadership and governance
  • Global IT Infrastructure transformation
  • Cloud
  • Big Data


Phil commented, “I am very excited and confident that Shawn will add significant value for our clients by combining industry and functional experience with the Sanford Rose Associates methodology and process, refined over its 50 years in business.The depth and breadth of the network both in the US and internationally is remarkable, while the niche nature of our individual practices allows great scope for clients to get the best service possible”.

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