Sean McDevitt

Partner

Education

Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University (Evanston, IL. US)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Brown University (Providence, RI, US)
Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Business Economics

Past Experience

Cartesian, Inc. (Boston)
VP, North American Strategy and Management Consulting
118218 Le Numéro France (Paris)
Président Directeur Général
118//Media (Windsor, UK)
Chief Operating Officer

Sean is a Partner based in the Boston office and a member of the TIME (Telecommunications, Internet, Media, and Electronics) and Private Equity Practices of ADL. Sean has extensive experience in investment due diligence/M&A in the communications industry, broad wireless experience in market entry and spectrum auctions, and a broad range of cable/MSO/fiber business services markets.

Sean has over 25 years of experience in consulting and operating roles. Most recently he was Vice President at Cartesian, Inc., where he was responsible for their North American Strategy and Management Consulting operations. Previously he was a VP/Partner in the group’s strategy consulting arm, Cambridge Strategic Management Group (CSMG), during two stints – from 1996-2002 and again in 2010-2013.

From 2002 through 2010, Sean held several operating roles, primarily within kgb (formerly InfoNXX) - serving as Président Directeur Général of 118218 Le Numéro France, which he directed from greenfield entrant to #1 position in the French directory enquiries market. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of 118//Media, the lead generation business of the UK’s leading directory provider, 118118, and as SVP in charge of EU Expansion.

Sean earned his BA in Classics and Business Economics from Brown University in Providence, RI, US,  and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, US.

Sean lives just outside of Boston with his wife and three children, and remains active in ice hockey as a player, coach, and referee.

Recent Publications

Consolidation onset: How to sustain accelerated CPaaS value creation
With CPaaS market consolidation on the horizon, players must move from messaging toward AI and higher-value services
Edge computing: Hype or ripe?
Closing in: The development of CPaaS towards a cohesive market structure
Communications platform as a service (CPaaS) allows businesses to develop and manage communications features without needing to develop and maintain the infrastructure on the back end of the service. CPaaS makes it easier than ever for companies to create differentiating customer communication experiences while promising to reduce costs and speed up innovation.

Sean is a Partner based in the Boston office and a member of the TIME (Telecommunications, Internet, Media, and Electronics) and Private Equity Practices of ADL. Sean has extensive experience in investment due diligence/M&A in the communications industry, broad wireless experience in market entry and spectrum auctions, and a broad range of cable/MSO/fiber business services markets.

Sean has over 25 years of experience in consulting and operating roles. Most recently he was Vice President at Cartesian, Inc., where he was responsible for their North American Strategy and Management Consulting operations. Previously he was a VP/Partner in the group’s strategy consulting arm, Cambridge Strategic Management Group (CSMG), during two stints – from 1996-2002 and again in 2010-2013.

From 2002 through 2010, Sean held several operating roles, primarily within kgb (formerly InfoNXX) - serving as Président Directeur Général of 118218 Le Numéro France, which he directed from greenfield entrant to #1 position in the French directory enquiries market. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of 118//Media, the lead generation business of the UK’s leading directory provider, 118118, and as SVP in charge of EU Expansion.

Sean earned his BA in Classics and Business Economics from Brown University in Providence, RI, US,  and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, US.

Sean lives just outside of Boston with his wife and three children, and remains active in ice hockey as a player, coach, and referee.

Recent Publications

Consolidation onset: How to sustain accelerated CPaaS value creation
With CPaaS market consolidation on the horizon, players must move from messaging toward AI and higher-value services
Edge computing: Hype or ripe?
Closing in: The development of CPaaS towards a cohesive market structure
Communications platform as a service (CPaaS) allows businesses to develop and manage communications features without needing to develop and maintain the infrastructure on the back end of the service. CPaaS makes it easier than ever for companies to create differentiating customer communication experiences while promising to reduce costs and speed up innovation.

More About Sean
  • Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University (Evanston, IL. US)
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI, US)
    Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Business Economics
  • Cartesian, Inc. (Boston)
    VP, North American Strategy and Management Consulting
  • 118218 Le Numéro France (Paris)
    Président Directeur Général
  • 118//Media (Windsor, UK)
    Chief Operating Officer