Our Team

founder & ceo

Damani Short

Damani Short is a seasoned and highly sought-after business and technology leader.  Damani founded Lexico – a Transformation Services Consultancy – after recognizing a gap in technology and broader transformation initiative planning approaches that effectively enable and drive mid-market companies’ improved economic sustainability and growth.  As a GE Lean/Six Sigma Master Blackbelt, Damani’s distinguished change leadership track record under pins an innovative strategy and roadmapping approach resulting in differentiated business outcomes.

Damani’s vast experience in technology leadership, including information security and compliance, global leadership, general management/P&L ownership, and overall company growth strategy development (most recently a 38% CAGR) has placed him in global leadership roles for some of the most iconic brands, including GE, Newell Rubbermaid, United States Olympic Committee, Johnson Controls, and Shutterfly.  For the past 20 years, he’s held a variety of CIO, CTO, and Compliance Officer roles for companies ranging from $40M to $45B in annual revenue.

co founder & cxo

Cynthia Short


A serial entrepreneur, passionate about helping people think differently.  With a background in design, a passion for human-centered strategy and problem solving and the drive to build experiences that grow businesses, she has worked with companies and organizations of all sizes – from non-profits to the White House – successfully navigate digital, customer, product, culture, and business transformations. 

Cynthia has served as a pioneer in the Experience Innovation space, having designed and implemented experience disciplines and associated processes in a variety of organizations, including her own Experience Design agency.  Cynthia co-founded Lexico with the goal of infusing people-centered approaches in traditionally technology-centered solution spaces, to help facilitate better, more sustainable outcomes for businesses.  She serves as Chief Experience Officer at Lexico, ensuring holistic solutions and differentiated experiences for clients, partners and team members.

evp, client operations

Shawn Blessing


Shawn serves as Lexico’s EVP of Client Operations. In this role, Shawn provides leadership in client relationship and solution development, while contributing to ongoing refinement of Lexico’s ability to deliver optimal client experience and outcomes.

His past experiences include long stints with large global technology, consulting and solutions firms. Shawn has 15+ years of experience in business development and crafting needs-based client solutions with a focus on client service and relationship building. For 9 years, he was the VP of Operations at a global software company, where in addition to managing company operations, he managed IT, building standardized project management and customer service processes, and dealing directly with technology implementations.

In his role at Lexico, focuses on Outcome Assurance. This pioneering approach combines best practices in change management, business requirements, project management, strategy and communications. By focusing on client needs and proven best practices, Shawn advances Lexico’s delivery of problem-solution strategies and change implementations.