Through his experience at several large corporations, Sean has developed solid business architecture and project management skills by helping to drive successful completion of company-changing transformation projects with a focus on infrastructure separation and integrations following mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. His experience ranges across several industries, including consumer packaged goods, professional services, pharmaceuticals, and advanced technology. That, combined with his decade of service in the military, has proven Sean to be an adaptive leader capable of success in new and remarkably challenging situations.
Sean holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Software Engineering from Texas A&M University – Central Texas, as well as certifications in business architecture, project management, IT service management, and disaster recovery / business continuity.
When not helping his clients solve their most pressing business and technology problems, Sean likes to work on home improvement projects with his wife, try new restaurants, and spend time with his children.
Most of us, I believe, have a few traits, qualities, or passions that have always been, and always will be, a part of us. Some people are incredibly competitive, others are inextricably drawn to create, whether that’s through music, painting, or even cooking. These interests may manifest themselves in different ways, but they are always there in one form or fashion. For me, that desire has always been to help people.
When I was a small child, this revealed itself when I dreamed of becoming a doctor (until reality hit that it would require decades of school). Following high school, this desire was a strong factor in pushing me to join the Army; and during that time, my aspiration blossomed further as I mentored junior soldiers and worked to build schools in Central America. I felt my best when I was aiding others. While still in the Army, I was given the opportunity to attend a university where I discovered another passion of mine: technology. While I had always been impressed with the advances and benefits of technology, it wasn’t until I experienced it hands-on that I recognized the truly limitless potential of it.
After leaving the Army, I entered the private sector where I witnessed the tremendous disconnect between “the business” and “IT.” Everyone should have been on the same team, but that didn’t seem to be the case and everyone suffered as a result. Eventually, I recognized this as an opportunity to merge these two passions of mine, which led me from industry to consulting and now to Thought Ensemble. I’m so excited to be part of a team so focused on enabling businesses to realize the incredible possibilities when strategy, technology, delivery methods, and organization are all properly aligned.
Some of my favorite challenges include:
- Helping businesses realize the benefits of major projects (such as mergers and acquisitions)
- Identifying pain points, working to identify root causes, and developing suitable solutions
- Working to restructure organizations and processes to create efficiencies
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