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Shawn Smotherman

Shawn Smotherman

Capital One

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Shawn's work combines: Business, Technology, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Treasury Management Support Specialist

I help clients and coworkers navigate the world of Treasury Management in commercial banking.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Skyview High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Psychology, General

    Metropolitan State College of Denver

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High School

Bachelor's Degree: Psychology, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    First I worked my way quickly from teller to operations manager for a branch.

  • 2.

    Then, I looked to get out of the branch and start working in a back office business banking area.

  • 3.

    I spent a few years learning everything I could about servicing the biggest clients.

  • 4.

    Then I narrowed my focus and spent more time working with the technology of bank products.

  • 5.

    And now I spend my time advising other bankers and teaching them how it all works!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    Nothing in banking fits your personality- it's all so dry and boring and all about following the rules.

  • How I responded:

    Eventually you find that people really appreciate the things that make you unique, and you are surrounded by people who might value the same things you think are you weaknesses or shortcomings. My personality will never fit the stereotype for business banking, but that makes me a breath of fresh air almost everywhere I go.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I'm a type 1 diabetic, and that means even though I look like everyone else there are some days when everything is wrong on the inside. When I was younger I tried to hide the days when my muscles ached, or my eyes were blurry, but we ALL have issues.