Sean is an American living in Toronto with his Canadian wife Ariana and two boys Hugo and Harlan. He loves building unique and impactful companies. Sean is currently an owner/operator at Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds, which builds natural playgrounds and outdoor learning environments for cities, schools, childcares, museums, and other institutional clients across North America.
Sean previously co-founded several other impact ventures: Grand Basin Group, a consulting firm focused on Aboriginal economic development (acq. Castlemain Group), Purpose Capital, an impact investment and advisory firm (acq. Rally Assets), Verdant Technologies, a cleantech company that developed clean plastics and process technologies (acq. Polynova Composites), and EqualFooting.com a marketplace for industrial supplies and equipment focused on small/medium sized manufacturers.
Early in his career Sean worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and as a private equity investor in emerging markets infrastructure. In addition to his MBA from Oxford, he graduated with distinction in economics from Cornell University.
Sean loves to travel, learn foreign languages, collect artisanal functional objects, and to build stuff with his hands.