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Sean Harrington joined Verizon through the acquisition of Sensity Systems by Verizon in October 2016. Sean was the chief operating officer (COO) for Sensity, where he was responsible for the operational and strategic leadership of Sensity.
Sean has led engineering, operations, sales and marketing, and business development at the company. He established the first strategic and partner relationships for Sensity, building an ecosystem for the newly created Light Sensory Network category.
Sean spent the five years before joining Sensity in sales, marketing, and business development of high-growth clean tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most recently, he ran Opower’s sales and business development for the western United States and Canada, working directly with utilities, regulators, politicians, and other stakeholders. Before that, he did global development for Better Place, the global leader in electric vehicle services. He is also an experienced entrepreneur, having founded and built a successful company, Trek Travel, and worked in the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Sean has a BS in geomatics engineering from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.