Portfolio Manager, Acumen
Sean is a Portfolio Manager in Acumen’s New York office where he focuses on sourcing new investment opportunities, executing investment transactions, and developing global portfolio partnerships with co-investors and other strategic partners. Sean is currently the relationship manager for two portfolio companies in Acumen’s energy portfolio – d.light design and BioLite – and is also responsible for managing strategic partnerships with USAID, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and AlphaSights. Sean recently led Acumen’s accreditation by the Green Climate Fund is leading Acumen’s potential funding relationship with the GCF. Since joining Acumen in 2010, Sean has worked on seven transactions totaling $7.3 million of invested capital. In 2011, Sean spent seven months in Accra, Ghana helping to set up Acumen’s West Africa office and building its investment portfolio there.
Before joining Acumen, Sean worked as an investment banking analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at Merrill Lynch where he focused on Asset Managers and Depository Institutions. Sean graduated from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005 with a BS/BA in Finance, Accounting and International Business.