Sean Callahan joined the company as CEO in September 2008. Prior to YDesign Group, Sean was an Executive in Residence at the private equity firm Alpine Investors and led the operational diligence on the YLighting investment. Previous to this he was based in London as the Senior Vice President and GM of EMEA for Business Engine, an enterprise software company backed by Morgan Stanley, Oak Investment Partners, and Technology Crossover Ventures. Business Engine was acquired in early 2007 by Planview, following a successful turnaround. Previous experiences include Director level roles in product management, product marketing and business development at Oracle and NONSTOP Solutions (now part of Manhattan Associates).
Sean holds a BS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business and Masters of Engineering from Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering. He lives with his wife and three children in the San Francisco Bay Area.