Sean is a venture investor at Norwest Venture Partners and former SaaS executive with broad technology, sales and business development expertise. He focuses on early to late stage investment opportunities in enterprise cloud, including SaaS, mobile-first business applications, B2B marketplaces, VR, AI, and machine learning in the enterprise, and industry cloud solutions in the following sectors: healthcare IT, financial services, real estate, transportation, manufacturing, oil & gas, and agriculture.
Sean was previously a venture partner at Emergence Capital Partners where he focused on business cloud investments, after being an executive and advisor at Emergence Capital portfolio companies Hightail and Doximity, respectively. Previously he was VP of Channel Management at Cornerstone OnDemand (Nasdaq: CSOD), a human capital management software-as-a-service provider. Sean helped grow the company from $7 to $75 million in revenue and 300,000 subscribers to over 7.5 million. Before his tenure at Cornerstone OnDemand, Sean was VP of Sales and Partner Development at WageWorks (NYSE: WAGE), a leading provider of consumer-directed spending solutions, which grew from $3 million to $82 million in revenue during his tenure. Prior to WageWorks, he was at Elance, the world’s largest marketplace of contractors.
Sean holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA in marketing, finance and International business from the University of Wisconsin. In addition to serving on the Satmetrix board, he is co-President and co-founder of the HBS Alumni Angels, the largest university-affiliated angel group in the world.
Get To Know sean
- What was your most memorable job(s)?
Detasseling corn on a farm in Wisconsin and working in the commissioner's office at Major League Baseball.
- What are your interests outside of work?
Fitness enthusiast regularly doing half marathons, century bike rides, and Barry’s Bootcamp classes. Also, I have competed in the Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Escape from Alcatraz triathlon, and Kona Half Ironman.
- What is something that people may not know about you?
I was an extra in the movie "Major League" and was featured in a Bud Light commercial.