Sean Sears, Founder and Chairman of sageCrowd
sageCrowd is an online social learning network which is focused on business and personal development skills training. They incorporate the latest discoveries in the science of learning into their ten minute competency-based training modules. The short segments use collaborative techniques which they claim align with the brains ‘natural’ learning cycle to create permanent memories. The sales target for their business is the training and development decision makers in large organizations.
According to his LinkedIn account he holds a BBA, Information System from St. Francis Xavier University and an MBA, International Business from Dalhousie University.
Sean has founded or co-founded four technology companies since 1996, of which three have sold to other public companies. He has held the position of founder and Chairman of sageCrowd since 2012. He is also currently Chairman or CEO of four other organizations. He has 1,500 + followers on LinkedIn and his endorsements are most plentiful for Start-ups and Entrepreneurship. He is the narrator of the sageCrowd elevator pitch video where he mentions big names such as Gloria Feldt, Marshal Goldsmith, Lindsey Pollack, and Jim Smith Jr.
The organization is small (under 10 employees) but employs a seasoned technical specialist, Gil Shomrat and very experienced sales professional Geoff Fleming.
It’s difficult to compare my own experience to Sean’s expertise in the field, considering the number of companies where he still holds a leadership position. However, I chose his profile because the company is Canadian but also because he took a simple idea, identified a gap in self-directed training and created a market niche.