Shellen joined Google in February 2003 as part of Google's acquisition of Pyra Labs, creators of Blogger. He works with the Google technology team to drive and manage enhancements and new features for the Blogger service. Shellen began working with Pyra Labs in early 2001 to manage its business and product
Prior to Pyra Labs, Shellen served as a consultant to a number of Silicon Valley companies such as Adaptec, JNI and Stargate Solutions. As business development manager at Initio, he helped build the company from a small start-up into a core supplier of SCSI and 1394 technology. Shellen was responsible for OEM sales,
marketing, and branding in the US, UK, and Japan.
Shellen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary's College of California. He promulgates his views on the world and its inhabitants, both near and far, on his blog at http://www.shellen.com.