Sean Cantwell,
Managing Partner

"I am a strong believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." – Benjamin Franklin

GROW WITH COMMITMENT

Sean focuses on investments in software and technology-enabled services.

Career HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sean is a founding partner of Volition Capital

  • Prior to helping found Volition Capital in 2010, Sean was a Vice President at Fidelity Ventures

  • From 2001 to 2004, Sean worked at Summit Partners, where he focused on growth equity investments in the software, healthcare and financial services sectors

  • Sean began his career at Arthur Andersen and also spent time as a Principal at The Parthenon Group where he worked on a variety of strategy consulting engagements for private equity firms and large corporate clients

  • Sean received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard Business School

IPOs and Acquisitions

Sean served on the boards of VisualIQ (acquired by Nielsen), iPipeline (acquired by Thoma Bravo), G5 Search Marketing (PeakEquity Partners), GeoLearning (acquired by SumTotal), Globaltranz (acquired by Jordan & Company), EnterpriseDB (acquired by PeakEquity Partners), and PingID (acquired by Vista Equity).

Current Portfolio

Sean’s current board directorships and investments include Assent Compliance, Broker Genius, JazzHR, and Tracelink.

GROW WITH COMMITMENT: SEAN CANTWELL

GROW WITH COMMITMENT: SEAN CANTWELL

FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT SEAN

  1. I delivered newspapers every morning at 5:30am starting in 4th grade until the day I left for college

  2. I firmly believe that my hometown of Allentown, PA is the greatest place on Earth

  3. My hobbies include CrossFit and Golf

  4. I’m a proud parent of 4 active kids

  5. I’m a big sports fan – all Philly teams, ND Football, and Liverpool Football Club

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