Services

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.