About | Shawn Razek

My name is Shawn and I currently live in San Francisco with my wife and our dog. In April 2020, I decided to jump ship from being a Product Manager at a tech company to co-found and run a startup called Xoba.  

I like to joke around and have fun but am generally a pretty serious and competitive individual. I started my career in technical marketing then did some time as an embedded software and hardware engineer. Now, I am doing what I love and that is building products.

In my free time, I enjoy running and exercising. I just started biking and I realize that I like it, but it isn’t running.

I started this blog to put my thoughts on the web around being an early stage startup CEO, product management, running/exercising, living in the Bay Area and other random things.

I am also the co-host of a running podcast called The Final Turn.

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

~ Steve Prefontaine