Experienced tech startup CEO, product manager, business development manager, entrepreneur, moviegoer, music lover, photographer, runner, technology enthusiast, and world traveler.
Sean applies his passion for technology and business through product management, marketing and business development. He enjoys developing new products and growing them. Currently, Sean is working on developing new products at Solana Beach Labs, his venture studio.
He spent the last five years of his career at Amazon.com within several business groups including Amazon Drive, Login with Amazon (LWA), and Amazon Rekognition in leadership roles as a Sr. Product Manager and Sr. Business Development Manager. Sean focused on making product improvements, launching new products, and growing each of them through business development efforts.
He founded Plixi, a real-time photo-sharing platform, in London while obtaining his MBA at London Metropolitan Business School. As the CEO of Plixi, he shaped the product toward success and landed several blockbuster partnerships that helped grow the company from zero to over 30 million monthly unique visitors before negotiating a $10 million acquisition by Lockerz, a Kleiner Perkins and Liberty Media backed social commerce platform, in early 2011. In 2014 his startup RapidEngage was acquired by Seattle-based online research company QuestionPro.
Previously, Sean founded AddsYou, OBEY Clothing, Self Skateboards, and several other Internet-based businesses. In addition to his MBA, Sean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in High Technology Management from California State University of San Marcos.
Skills & Expertise
Entrepreneurship, startups, product development, product management, product marketing, technical project management, business development, sales, negotiation, recruiting and team building.