Councilmember Shawn Tolan

Shawn Tolan is the Chief Growth Officer with Invaryant, a Roswell, GA based healthcare technology company that is leading healthcare and life science into a new era of patient safety, access and innovation through an integrated platform centered around the patient by using unique patent pending technology. Prior to Invaryant, Shawn spent over 10 years in the executive search business, largely focusing on placing individuals into leadership positions in healthcare technology. Prior to that, he spent 25 years in healthcare technology, holding leadership positions with Medex, B.Braun and Smiths Medical.  His passion has always been to improve the care and safety of patients. At Medex, Shawn played a pivotal role in the design, manufacture, and successful launch of Medfusion syringe infusion pumps, considered the gold standard in medication safety infusion devices for use with children and in Anesthesia departments. Medfusion medication safety infusion devices are utilized in NICU, PICU, Anesthesia departments and Children’s hospitals worldwide.  

Shawn entered executive search in 2009 where he ran his business for 7 years. In 2015, he elected to join a family member, also in executive search business. In January, 2020, He started STES with the goal of partnering with early stage, promising companies whose healthcare technology solutions have a positive and meaningful impact on patient’s lives.

Shawn is a graduate of Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC where he served as dorm president and captain of the soccer team. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. At Pfeiffer, Shawn met his wife Shari, now a long time devoted Cherokee county educator. They have a son and a daughter and 3 beautiful grandsons. Shawn and his entire family have been residents of Cherokee county since 1994.

Shawn was elected to serve a 4 year term as a member of Canton's City Council on November 5th, 2019

Contact Councilmember Shawn Tolan
City Hall: 770.704.1500
City Cell: 770.845.3829