Shawn Stariha

Shawn Stariha

Director of Operations at Charlie Walker Companies

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

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Shawn Stariha's Overview

  • Director of Operations at Charlie Walker Companies
  • Operations Manager at NU IDEAS
  • Vice President/ Owner at Glass Today
  • General Manager at Cara Glass
  • Owner at Glass Image Inc.

500+ connections

Shawn Stariha's Summary

20+years’ experience in the residential and commercial glass industry, shaping and developing the production and service operations to improve productivity, quality, efficiency and customer satisfaction through

• Business Leadership
• Product Development / Quality Management
• Efficient Daily Operations
• Experienced Employee Relations
• Strategic Planning
• Cost Management
• Team Development

Shawn Stariha's Experience

Director of Operations

Charlie Walker Companies

October 2013Present (1 year) Blaine, MN

• Daily Operations
• Target and repair specific areas to improve operational efficiency
• Monitor revenue margins and employee productivity
• Implement new directives for long term growth
• Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the organization’s mission

OUTCOME: Ongoing; Redirecting culture of company, streamlining processes and becoming a more efficient profitable company

Operations Manager


Public Company; 1-10 employees; Furniture industry

October 2012October 2013 (1 year 1 month) Blaine, MN

Glass Writing boards and Innovative decorative glass solutions for corporate and educational settings.

• Manage new start up company
• Develop manufacturing, sales, and purchasing
• Brand development, web site traffic growth, web site and advertising revenue. Developed brand strategy and statistics systems.
• Business plan & sales strategy development.

OUTCOME: Set up a successful profitable platform for Manufacturing, Organization and Sales

Vice President/ Owner

Glass Today

Glass, Ceramics & Concrete industry

June 2000October 2012 (12 years 5 months)

• Communicating and integrating core values into the organization
• Daily managing work flow and quality of each job to create a sustainable company
• Employee hiring and performance reviews integrating a coaching approach with the outcome of an effective team
• Yearly budgeting and forecasting to determine the strength of the company
• Contract negotiations with vendors and insurance companies leading to a stronger company
• Overseeing and directing sales force, utilizing and developing their talents
• Strategic planning of the company’s direction and future growth, and forward movement with upcoming trends as a leader in the glass industry
• Inventory planning to promote organization
• Securing a significant, sustained increase in the value of the company
• Marketing the brand and expertise of the company
• One of the first glass companies to utilize a fleet of fuel efficient cost effective vehicles decreasing our fuel consumption in half

OUTCOME: One of the first glass companies to utilize a fleet of fuel efficient cost effective vehicles decreasing our fuel consumption in half. 2002 Entrepreneur Magazine's "Hot 100" list of fastest-growing companies in the country. Consistent growth of sales and efficiency to become a sustainable company

General Manager

Cara Glass

June 1996June 2000 (4 years 1 month) Roseville, MN

• Organize daily work flow efficiently to become more profitable
• Employee hiring, performance reviews and termination to create an effective work team
• Sales of the product and services provided
• Plan budget for each year to determine direction of the company
• Analyze reports on employee productivity to determine the effectiveness of our team

OUTCOME: Developed and streamlined efficiency becoming the most profitable division in the company


Glass Image Inc.

June 1988June 1996 (8 years 1 month)

Shawn Stariha's Organizations


  • NGA

  • MGA

    Minnesota Glass Association Board Member

Shawn Stariha's Courses

  • B.A., Business Management

    Bethel University

    • Business Management

Shawn Stariha's Skills & Expertise

  1. Team Building
  2. Customer Relations
  3. Day To Day Operations
  4. Strategic Planning
  5. Leadership Development
  6. Customer Service
  7. Business Development
  8. Training
  9. Business Planning
  10. Management
  11. Marketing
  12. Budgets
  13. Recruiting
  14. Leadership
  15. Contract Negotiation
  16. Sales
  17. Small Business
  18. Security
  19. Analysis

Shawn Stariha's Education

Bethel University

B.A, Business Management

Bethel University

B.A., Business Management

Alexandria Technical College

Associate of Science (A.S.), Law Enforcement

Anoka Ramsey Community College

A.S., Law Enforcement

North Hennepin Community College

A.S, degree Law Enforcement

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