Sean Kavanagh has been with Ariel since 1999 and was named CEO in January 2003. His marketing and leadership influence has created double-digit growth. He was instrumental in winning a publishing contract from Gotham Books and contributed to the writing of the book Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate, and Inspire. Sean lives at the intersection of business and the performing arts both as leader of Ariel and as a speaker and facilitator. He combines his business knowledge and performing experience in delivering storytelling workshops where he talks about the integration of the skills of the actor/performer with the expertise of leaders in business and non-profits. Sean is a member of Association for Talent Development (ATD) and on the board of The Association of Learning Providers (ISA). Sean has three children and lives in Carlisle, MA, is a teen mentor and theater director for the youth of his church, and enjoys cycling, skiing, and camping as well as the occasional performance with the local community theater. He holds a BA in Psychology from Merrimack College.