Sean Magennis is a seasoned international business executive specializing in scaling professional services firms. He contributes 30 years of experience to CEOs, entrepreneurs, and founders to create realizable enterprise value domestically and globally through growth strategies, turnarounds, acquisitions, and financings. He is widely known for leading YPO as Global President and COO for more than seven years.
Global President and COO of YPO – Led a globally distributed, diverse team serving over 30,000 CEOs in 138 countries with combined annual revenues of $9 trillion. During his tenure, he redesigned and implemented a sales/membership development system that increased conversions by 110% for six years running, with a 96% customer retention rate.
President of Thomas International Management Systems – Ran this professional services firm for 14 years, which focused on organizational development consulting, people assessment and executive search. Grew the company to serve several thousand clients and encompass operations in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.
CEO of Capital 54 – Capital 54 is a Family Office with two portfolio companies in the member peer2peer learning space. Sean was responsible for strategy, developing the core teams, driving the business development initiatives, and overseeing the operations and financial performance of both portfolio companies.
President of Meximae Financiera Corporation – Secured initial equity, initial project debt and developed multi-million dollar, integrated global financing structures with Deutsche Bank and Bear Stearns for this Delaware company that specialized in providing real estate development/financing, engineering support, and Trust management in Mexico. Sean supported the initiation, construction, and delivery of over 3,500 houses, greenfield infrastructure development, and a mortgage securitization platform. He led the oversight of Engineering EPCs, General Contractors, Architects, and Infrastructure Developers.
Sean is a past International Chairman of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), a global business network of 14,000+ leading entrepreneurs in 196 chapters and 62 countries
He is an active member of the YPO Gold Dallas Chapter and a past Chapter Chair.
As a YPO volunteer, Sean served the Western Region as Membership Chair and Learning Chair, chaired two international Global Leadership Conferences (Singapore in 2012 and Istanbul in 2013), and served on the Learning Committee responsible for chapter officer education.
He has been a goodwill ambassador in discussions with various government agencies, including the State Department.
Sean has a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes University in South Africa and holds postgraduate diplomas, Dip.BusM FinM, in business management and financial management. He is also a graduate of the Stagen Leadership Institute in Dallas. He served as a non-commissioned Infantry Officer in the South African Defense Force.
Sean is married to business executive, Maria Cintron, a past EO Global Chair. They make their home in Dallas, Texas, with their daughter Sofia. They love global travel, discovering history and extraordinary cultures and family. Sean loves anything to do with the ocean.