PersonalSean is a General Partner who enjoys partnering with entrepreneurial teams leveraging disruptive technologies in the mobile, enterprise and media markets. The prestigious Forbes Midas List has recognized Sean multiple times as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry. Sean enjoys skiing and lake sports. He's also a long-suffering Philadelphia sports fan. More practically, he holds an interest in national politics and old home restoration.
BackgroundPrior to joining Highland, Sean was a Venture Associate at Fidelity Capital focusing on investments in communications and electronic commerce. Before Fidelity, Sean worked as a Product Manager - Internet Services for GTE where he developed remote access and other network services for ISPs and large business customers. While at GTE, Sean led the nation's first ADSL trial for Internet access. Sean is a former director of AccessLan Communications (acquired by Advanced Fibre Communications), Altiga Networks (acquired by Cisco), Casero (acquired by Radialpoint), CCTV Wireless (acquired by TerreStar), CHiL Semiconductor (acquired by International Rectifier), Covergence (acquired by Acme Packet), Envoy Networks (acquired by Texas Instruments), Ocular Networks (acquired by Tellabs), Optasite (acquired by SBA Communications), P.A. Semi (acquired by Apple), Picochip (acquired by Mindspeed Technologies), Starent Networks (NASDAQ:STAR; acquired by Cisco), Telcobuy.com (merged with World Wide Technology) and Telica (acquired by Alcatel/Lucent).
EducationUniversity of Delaware, B.S., Electrical Engineering University of Pennsylvania, M.S., Electrical Engineering Harvard Business School, M.B.A.