Sean McKean is a Partner at ghSMART, who advises CEOs and C-suite leaders to help accelerate them to full potential. Sean leads engagements for premier corporate and private equity clients on leadership development, high stakes leadership decisions, CEO Succession and team effectiveness. He has coached extensively and co-leads ghSMART’s Leadership Development and Coaching practice.
Prior to ghSMART, Sean spent nearly a decade at Bain & Company, where he worked with global Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, consumer packaged goods, and financial services as well as private equity clients. During his tenure at Bain, Sean spent several years leading teams and advising clients on growth strategy, cost transformation, organizational design and merger integrations. Sean also presented at multiple America’s Leadership Team Meetings on topics ranging from “Capturing the Performance Advantage of Scale in Healthcare” to “Inspirational Leadership 2.0.” He also led the New York chapter of Latinos at Bain. Prior to Bain, Sean worked as consultant at CCS Fundraising. He began his career as a teacher in New York City through Teach for America.
Sean earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he received Dean’s Honors, and graduated with an honors degree in Government from Harvard College.
He lives in New York City with his wife, daughter and son, and enjoys running (8 marathons), the Los Angeles Lakers and tennis. He also is involved in community organizations focused on youth and education and immigrants’ rights. He also writes a weekly newsletter on Talent, Teams and Technology.