Sean is known as a five-tool innovation champion. He is a corporate leader in market growth, business model innovation, scale-up strategies, futureproofing.
Sean is on a mission to quicken the cycle time and increase the success rates of emerging opportunities for corporate sized impact. As a former Fortune 500 executive, CMO and four-time startup founder, Sean bridges large, scaling and entrepreneurial culture & company gaps.
As co-founder of Futureproofing : Next, Sean is a well-recognized thought leader in business innovation, brand & growth leadership, digital transformation, and market foresights. Before founding Futureproofing : Next, Sean had a strong pedigree of marketplace impact & change, leading the direction of iconic brands at Molson, Guinness, Interbrew, Procter & Gamble, MarsDD and others as a client and agency partner.
Sean lives in Toronto, and also leads Wikibrands, a global on-demand consultant collective made up of practitioners representing Fortune 500s and executive teams. His deep expertise is customer and employee engagement, with an educated eye toward the future. To stay ahead of market shifts, Sean authors 4+ annual foresight studies including the Corporate Innovation PlaybookTM, the Digital PeriscopeTM, Customer ZeitgeistTM, The Future of Work 2020+TM and MetatrendsTM.
Author of: “Futureproofing : NEXT—The Future Beyond Innovation” (with Andrea Kates) and ”Wikibrands – Reinventing Your Company in a Customer-Driven Marketplace” (McGraw-Hill).