Consulting Services

Consulting Services are rarely cookie-cutter because your needs are always unique.  Sean will discuss your unique needs and, where it makes sense, craft an engagement proposal that fits.  The following broad categories of engagement are defined to help you understand possible models of working together.

Standard pricing is available upon request for each type of service outlined below.

Schedule a 15-minute discovery session now or fill-out a contact form to discuss your needs.

Startup Advisory

Getting your vision to market successfully is a risky endeavor.  Sean Sullivan works with startups to review their product, business strategy, go-to-market, and organizational design to help maximize the odds of success.
  • Founder Chainlinq
  • 2 bootstrapped startups: Garance Inc (defunct) and DMI
  • 2 VC backed startups: Actimize and ThetaRay
  • First Product Manager at Actimize, sold in 2007 to public NICE Systems for $280m
  • Product Marketing at ThetaRay, who has raised $60m in VC funding to date
  • Lead or Advised on 6 significant startup acquisitions including FortentRedkite, and Syfact.
  • Lead or Advised on multiple failed acquisitions
  • Managed technology partnerships with dozens of startups

Typical Startup Advisory Services are retainer-based monthly fees based on the expertise you need and goals you are hoping to accomplish.

Product Coach

The best performing product leaders rely on a network of coaches, mentors, and peers to constantly challenge their thinking to maximize their personal performance.

Sean Sullivan works 1:1 with you in a combination coaching/mentoring style.   We build a model of working together that best suits your goals.   Whether it is a bit of imposter syndrome after a significant promotion, a move into a new company, or the desire to continuously sharpen your sword as a lifelong learner – we will work together to your goals.

  • Developed a major product organization consisting of over 40 PMs, POs, and Designers
  • Hired, Promoted, and Mentored dozens of PMs over the last 20 years – many are now General Managers, CxO, VP Product, and Startup Founders.
  • Coached jr to execs new to the discipline into high performers
  • Active thought-leader in Product Management

Coaching is generally a fixed monthly fee for a number of 1:1 scheduled sessions and ad-hoc work.

I limit the number of individuals being coached at the same time to ensure I have effective bandwidth.

Growth Design

The best performing product leaders rely on a network of coaches, mentors, and peers to constantly challenge their thinking to maximize their personal performance.

Sean Sullivan works 1:1 with you in a combination coaching/mentoring style. We build a model of working together that best suits your goals. Whether it is a bit of imposter syndrome after a significant promotion, a move into a new company, or the desire to continuously sharpen your sword as a lifelong learner – we will work together to your goals.

  • Grew Actimize Product Organization from solo PM to 40+ transitioning through multiple organization designs along the way
  • Led and Evangelized significant organizational transformations that aligned with product trends: client/server, web,  cloud, multi-tenancy.
  • Led and Evangelized adoption of agile practices and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe
  • Defined and developed relevant practices and processes in multiple organizations
  • Managed teams in startup, growth, and mature organizations
  • Defined and implement multiple product lifecycle models fit for each organization
  • Advised and implemented best practices to drive innovation

This is typically project-based work with clear deliverables agreed to up-front.  Scope and complexity vary from a few days to 6-month long projects.  At times, these engagements will have an upfront scoping project to define the goals of a larger engagement.

Schedule a Discovery Session Now

To learn more, schedule a 15-minute discovery call and we can discuss the specifics of your situation with no obligation.  I believe that there are no cookie-cutter services here.  Once I understand your needs we can then discuss possible ways I can help.