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Shawn Kim


Shawn is responsible for M&A and business development activities at Focus, with an emphasis on recruiting new partner firms and merger candidates located across the United States. Shawn also works with the Focus Independence team in identifying and recruiting elite wirehouse advisors interested in launching their own independent advisory businesses. 

Prior to joining Focus, Shawn worked in operations management at McMaster-Carr, one of the nation’s largest industrial distributors, and as an Associate at Harvey & Company, a leading M&A advisory firm based in Southern California. At Harvey & Company, Shawn led successful acquisition strategies on behalf of several private equity funds and corporate buyers in the industrial manufacturing, distribution, retail, and consumer products industries. Before joining Harvey & Company, Shawn worked in the private client group at Fisher Investments, a leading RIA located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Shawn received his BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California and is a MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Outside of the office, Shawn enjoys producing music, surfing, and rooting for his favorite college football, NFL, and MLB teams. 

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