CEO

Shauna joined Sense as CEO in April 2020, bringing a wealth of technology and automotive experience and a track record of driving innovation in traditional industries.

Prior to Sense, Shauna led Google’s automotive services program and served as Chief of Staff for Google Devices, the company’s rapidly growing consumer electronics business.

Shauna started her career at Ford Motor Company, where she instituted lean manufacturing principles and later led Final Assembly production at a UAW truck plant. She then shifted gears as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where she focused on R&D productivity. After McKinsey, Shauna joined Honeywell International in 2002 and rose through the ranks to become VP of the Honeywell (Garrett) Commercial Vehicle Turbocharger platform. While at Honeywell she revamped the product portfolio and infused new investment in product innovation. Shauna then went on to join Achates Power as VP of Strategy, Finance and Operations in 2008 and to lead the US, Automotive & New Mobility Practice at Egon Zehnder from 2013-2016.

In addition to her role as CEO, she also serves on the Board of Directors of Lithia Motors and Electric Last Mile Solutions.

Shauna earned her BS from UCLA in Mechanical Engineering, her MS from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and her MBA from Harvard Business School.  

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