Shawn Bryant

Vice President, Finance - North American and EMEA Payroll Operations at American Express

American Express

Shawn Bryant is a strategic and operational efficiency leader, winning culture champion, and diversity catalyst.


Shawn has been an US expat living in London, England. He currently leads a global finance team of over 80 professionals with responsibilities for 30+ countries. He drives operational excellence, strong business partnerships, and high team engagement while enhancing the customer experience inside American Express. His professional career includes roles as a financial analyst, senior finance manager, finance director, and a vice-president of finance with Ford, Dell, Select Comfort, and Fingerhut.  Currently, Shawn is the Vice President – Finance and North American and European Payroll Operations, with American Express.


Shawn holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in corporate finance from BYU’s Marriott School of Management and a B.A. degree in Spanish and a minor in Business from Brigham Young University. 


Shawn’s colleagues recognize him as a leader who develops and mentors other business and finance professionals.  He is known for creating an environment that fosters a great winning culture. Shawn is guided by a strong belief that if leaders demonstrate competency and genuine concern for others…their teams will believe and achieve!