Sean joined Sterling Partners Education Opportunity Fund as an Operating Partner in 2018. For the past 15 years, Sean has specialized in accelerating growth and establishing leadership positions for companies in the HCM industry, with a focus on launching disruptive technologies. He has founded and led four companies that achieved rapid market acceptance and global distribution of its products and services. Sean is currently focused on investing in innovative technologies and services companies that help corporations address their talent gaps with partnerships with the learning and education ecosystem.
Prior to Sterling Partners, Sean founded Scout Exchange, the largest search firm management software company and the largest online recruitment marketplace for Fortune 500 and mid-size businesses. In 2006, Sean founded Talent Drive, a résumé search platform.
Sean has received numerous awards for his leadership in the fields of human resources technology, sales, and marketing, including Hermes, Oracle Markie, Brandon Hall HCM Excellence Award, and Stevie Awards. He is a frequent speaker, most recently at SIA Executive Forum, ERE, OHUG, and other industry events. His articles on talent acquisition and entrepreneuership have been published in business media such as the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneuer, and Barron’s. Sean has a BS from The College of Wooster in 1987.