Sean is an experienced, lead-by-example technology executive that is exceptional at leading teams. He is a left-brain thinker that possesses an innate ability to evaluate any situation from a strategic and tactical viewpoint to render a path forward. His leadership, coupled with his progressive, out-of-the-box mindset, has allowed him to accomplish many career and life goals in the face of adversity.
The tradition of marriage, 2.5 kids, and a house with a white picket fence has been replaced with impressive career growth and exploring the world with random trips to anywhere, and meeting new people everywhere.
Sean’s forward motion and passion for exploration have led to many unique experiences across the planet experiencing local culture, nature, and the raw power of planet earth.
The lighter side of Sean is a mixture of adventure, ambition, and a side lighthearted humor. He is fiercely loyal to his inner circle but smart enough not to run for president of the United States.
Once you meet him, you’ll never forget him.
A long, long time ago in a city far, far away a new earthling was hatched; the name bestowed on to him, Sean Brown. It was a simple name for a complicated individual; Sean’s mastery of complex tasks such as eating and pooping at an early age proved that everything was possible.
Fast forward 1,827 diaper changes later and behold, Sean’s first words “light on!” From an early start Sean’s fascination with technology and the things that make the world function paved the way for expensive birthdays and holidays filled with gizmos and gadgets that always required batteries (not included).
As it’s evident from Sean’s first words, understanding how things work remained a constant in his life; all of his nifty gadgets and gizmos met their demise with his obsession to figure out how they worked. Much like Wile E. Coyote and his unrelenting persistence to satisfy his hunger, Sean learned from the disassembled pile of parts (which used to function). Through the years of self-education and perfecting the reassembly technique, these gadgets became not only a learning tool but something he could continue using afterward.
Sean, much like the Coyote always analyzed situations, identified the problems and tried his hardest to succeed at everything he did. Standardized placement testing showed extremely high levels of thinking at an early age and led to gifted/AP classes in grade school. The lack of challenge in standardized/multi-choice testing left Sean feeling bored and just did whatever it took to find excitement in learning.
Some of Sean’s most significant educational accomplishments were realized not from the “read this chapter and take a test” mentality but from teachers (public, private and post-secondary) giving him projects which had no structure, no guidelines, no pass or fail. The goal was to identify something he wanted to learn about, research it and produce an end-result showing the reader everything he learned and the minuscule details he found interesting.
Sean started his career as the single “IT Guru” in an office filled with 50 people in the days of dial-up internet. While working, he took night classes on various subjects (including computer repair, networking, and database administration) and excelled at every single one; The ability for Sean to comprehend and understand not only the workings, but the theory/idea behind the technology made classes easy and testing out (well ahead of other classmates) a common occurrence.
His career flourished in the early 2000s by being recruited to head the IT department of a 700+ person engineering company in South Florida. He was in control of a fast-paced environment where decision-making, project management, and effective communications affected hundreds of users across multiple sites.
Sean has been involved with every aspect of multi-site, multi-server, cross-platform projects in mission-critical environments; His extensive knowledge of operations, employee management, and technical leadership gives him the know-how to not only manage the people, process and projects but to do the work himself. His philosophy is simple:
“There’s not one thing I would ask anyone do that I wouldn’t do myself.” -Sean Brown
Working remotely, planning work trips or relaxing on a long weekend led to a created a career full of discipline, productivity, and advancement where the sky is the limit (no pun intended).
Location means nothing; Sean’s career has led him to live in multiple states while cultivating his passion for exploring. He has been able to excel by eliminating geographical constraints and leading teams and meeting clients wherever the company needs.
Sean’s way of documenting the natural, un-posed beauty of a particular place on the planet at a specific point in time is through photography and videography. Seeing, analyzing, and reflecting on the image at hand is unique to every person and open for interpretation. Some of the most dramatic and emotional pictures happen when the lighting is perfect; when peoples’ emotions are showing naturally; and most importantly when life happens.
Photography is a hobby for Sean, and he invests in it (with time, effort and money) as if it were his profession. He welcomes all comments and constructive criticisms;
“My goal is to keep documenting the world with every trip I take!” – Sean Brown
Everything Sean ever experience was within a 50-mile radius of where he grew up. When he was 12’ish, he took a trip to Europe, which was his first significant travel experience and the start of wondering what other fantastic experiences there were.
The Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and stacks of National Geographic magazines showcased the pristine beauty of the world, the raw power of planet earth, and the different cultures influenced Sean to travel solo.
Sean, like most people, think travel is too complicated, too expensive, or too far out of their comfort zone. Sean’s first few trips showed that going places was neither costly or complicated. With each new destination, he experienced the differences in people, the unique cultures, and destinations that have left a lasting memory in his life.
“I’ve learned that the world is full of amazing culture, picturesque landscapes, and is so much more than the 50-mile radius of where you grew up. Travel educates and polishes you as a member of humanity.” – Sean Brown