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Sean Conaton

In founding Strategy Compass, I wanted to focus on two attributes that anchor my professional identity:

  1. I am at my best as a leader when I am also "doing". As much as I love a good strategy conversation, I am happiest and most effective when I am working to make that strategy a reality.
  2. I make the people with whom I work stronger and more capable. "Doing" together means that I get to share the great experiences I've had to help my clients do it better on their own. 

These qualities are at the heart of how Strategy Compass supports our clients. We work side-by-side with your teams, we help you do the heavy lifting, and we take time to reflect with you on how to do it even better moving forward. And we usually wind up learning and having a lot of fun in the process.

Prior to launching Strategy Compass, I worked with some exceptionally smart, talented, and experienced people at Deloitte Consulting and BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting). I am fortunate enough to have some of these same folks working with me at Strategy Compass.

As a consulting leader with these firms, I advised my clients on business strategy, operational and organizational improvement, and customer-centric innovation.

I mentored and managed other leaders and consulting practitioners, and played instrumental roles in launching new practices. In designing those practices, I was also entrusted with training our people on how to sell and deliver these services to our clients.

Prior to my consulting career, I held leadership roles in operations and marketing with a large non-profit organization, business-to-consumer companies and business-to-business professional services firms.

I received my BA in English from Georgetown University (you may recognize the blue and gray in our logo), and have completed executive education programs at The University of Virginia.

When I am not sharing those experiences with Strategy Compass clients, I spend as much time as I can with my family, and occasionally get to squeeze a nice long run or swim into the day.