Charles Shannon, VP of Corporate Development, Tennant Company. Charles currently leads corporate development, at Tennant Company, with an initiative to grow the business inorganically. He shares the vision with the CEO to build upon Tennant’s worldwide leadership position in Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR) in floor cleaning. Charles also serves as the Vice President of Business Development at Surgical Information Sciences, a company he helped launch in 2013 and lead efforts in raising multiple rounds of financing from angel investors. Charles has spent 13 years on the buyside and started his career for the first 11 years on the sell side, where he funded, purchased, and sold technology companies inside leading investment banks, venture capital funds and private equity. Charles enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters and is an avid golfer. He is a US Navy Veteran and has a BA in Corporate Finance from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.