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WORK HISTORY

June 2017 – Present

Campaign Manager

Mike Schreiner, Leader – Green Party of Ontario

I lead the team which elected the first Green Party Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario history.

2015 – Present

Professor – Information Technology

Conestoga College

I designed, developed and teach the Web Foundations course for the Information Technology Support Services program in a blended environment of both online and face to face in a computer lab.

2006 – Present

Co-Founder and Partner

Resonant Studios

Co-Founder of Resonant Studios where we love building websites and we love building relationships with our clients. We believe websites are a process and not a product and we want to be with you as you develop and grow your website.

2013-2017

Senior Product Manager

D2L Inc.

Worked as a Sr. Technincal Product Manager, a product owner role, and as a Sr. Product Manager at D2L, an online learning company with 15 million users in market. Lead the Analytics and Data Platform category which was responsible for millions of annual revenue. Helped bring Agile development and formal product management to the organization.

2012

Chief Architect

InGamer

Was employee 3 at this early-stage start up which made a pure HTML5 real-time game you play with your friends while you watch live sports. As Chief Architect I provided product vision, game and interaction design and technical leadership. As part of a small start-up, we all did what was needed, regardless of job title. This could range from business development, to pitch meetings, developing paper prototype game demos, to writing Canadian Media Fund applications.

2000-2012

Web Analyst

University of Guelph

Lead analyst for the campus web operations, in partnership with Managed Servers team; responsible for architecture, strategic planning, client support and enterprise integration.

Provide support to team of web developers for coding best practices, client management, solution architecture and site deployment.

EDUCATION

2009

Masters of Arts – Digital Media Studies

University of Guelph

Worked in the English and Theatre Studies department with Prof. Mark Lipton and Prof. Alan Filewod. Research focus on the genealogy of electronic media from the telegraph to the wiki, the politics of authorship of blogs and wikis as well as the formation and operation of identity within online-games.

Presented Docile Avatars: The Regulation of Bodies in World of Warcraft at the 2007 SWTX Popular Culture Conference in Alberquerque, New Mexico.

Completed Independent Research Paper: Singing The Word Electronic – Wikis and the Electrographic Effect 

Completed Major Research Paper: World of Warcraft: (En)Coding Identity in Synthetic Worlds.

2000

Bachelor of Arts Honours

University of Guelph

Worked in the English and Theatre Studies department with a research focus on digital media studies and an independent research paper on The Literature of Hypertext.

Leadership and Activities: University Centre Board of Governors, Central Student Association Board of Directors, Co-Founder of the Intellectual Freedom Forum, Executive Member College of Arts Students Union, CSA Clubs Coordinator, Director of Gryphcon Convention, Games Club Executive

AWARDS

2017

Best Technology Practitioner Showcase Award

 7th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) Conference

Worked in the English a

2015

Leadership Award for Privacy

Learning Impact Conference IMS

Worked in the English a

2014

Top 40 Under 40

Guelph Mercury

Worked in the English a

2012

Team Canada

Open Accessibility Rally – Knowbility

Worked in the English a

2011

Accessibility Award

University of Guelph

Worked in the English a

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TESTIMONIALS

Jordan Jocius

Co-Founder at Rebels of Design

The way Sean can simplify the essence of web issues makes him a genius. With his accuracy of identifying the root problem and his multiplexing fast way of finding solutions you’d think he was a futuristic computer that had all the answers. However, he’s really just the best web guru that anyone would ever want to be, ever.

Dinah Davis

VP of R&D at Arctic Wolf Networks
Founder of Code Like A Girl

Sean’s energy and positive attitude are a pleasure to work with and I will miss it dearly. Sean is remarkably good at building strong relationships with both his development team and clients. He has a strong product vision and works hard to ensure it gets delivered to market. Sean would be an asset for any company!

Ben Campbell

Director, Education Solutions at D2L

I’ve been a distant admirer of Sean’s for the last two and a half years. I say “distant” because, despite working at the same company, Sean is so sharp I feel like I’m merely watching him from a distance, and trying to keep him in eyesight before he disappears into the horizon. Sean is one of the most pleasant and approachable web experts I’ve known. . The fact is I consider it a company perk to work in the same organization as Sean.

Cameron Turner

Founder and Chief Tinkerer at TinkerTruck

Sean’s “super powers” are in connecting people and ideas. He is extremely skilled and diplomatic in conversations with all levels of the organization and with clients. He easily draws out both the explicit and implicit requirements of any project he’s working on. His presence is invigorating and fun and he is an excellent team member. Sean is hard working and has a passion for change leadership. He is someone you can count on to help sell a change initiative within an organization and rally the team to a new direction. Working with Sean was a highlight of my time at D2L and he is someone I wouldn’t hesitate to have on my team again in the future.

Michael Denny

Web and Digital Marketing Specialist at NDI

Sean is an outstanding team leader with proven development skills and excellent project management strategies.