Shaun founded the Austral Group in 2005 from a business plan he created as an Executive MBA student. Since then, Austral Group has designed and led academic study trips for over 500 university programs and 20,000 students from around the world. Prior to forming Austral Group, Shaun held senior positions at Business News Americas in Santiago, Chile and Medical Foods, Inc. in Cambridge, MA, serving in multiple capacities including business development, product design and development, sales and marketing. Shaun is a graduate of Boston University, and holds MBA degrees from both Tulane University and Universidad de Chile in Santiago, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management (OPM) Program.