Sean and his wife toured over 40 countries around the world in 2015. He now lives and works in Menlo Park at an investment firm, and enjoys helping advise a few startups of interest. In his free time he is can’t resists developing more interesting products of his own, and continuing his love of art, music, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
His first entrepreneurial project was Familyoven.com in 2007 which was the first social networking based website for recipes. FamilyOven grew to over a half million users before Sean sold it to GroupRecipes to pursue new projects.
He then transitioned into the mobile industry in 2008 when he co-founded PointAbout, Inc., a mobile consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. Specializing in iPhone and Android based development. PointAbout flourished as a major mobile brand on the east coast and cultivated relationships with industry leaders such as Disney, Newsweek and the United States Army. He sold PointAbout in early 2011.
Sean was also the visionary behind AppMakr in 2010, which disrupted the mobile app market with the first fully automated, no-code required, platform for creating fully native applications; AppMakr was responsible for creating over 1% of all apps in the AppStore between 2010 and 2012.
To improve the inherent engagement problems plaguing app publishers, Sean created Socialize, a social SDK for mobile apps in late 2011. At first Socialize was created as a feature within all AppMakr apps but later became its own product line. Socialize was acquired by ShareThis in March 2013 where Sean helped create new products and teams for its consumer and publisher division.
Sean often shares his expertise through interviews, as part of panels or by giving lectures on subjects such as the future of technology or advice to guide startups. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV as a guest expert and was also featured in The Washington Post, Wired, ABC News, Entrepreneur Magazine, FastCompany and TechCrunch.