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Sean

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Sean

Global Product Manager, SMB Products and Strategy
U.S. Army - Captain, Infantry Officer
About

My job is very much like my first job in the Army as a Light Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader. I coordinate across multiple lines of operations, functions, and act as the quarterback for our product development team. I thrive off of teamwork, being a part of a team with everyone contributing their time, energy and intellect to accomplish a task or overcome a challenge, this was one of my favorite aspects of being in the Military and it is why I enjoy doing my current role. As a platoon leader I relied on my ability to understand information flowing to me from multiple sources, seek the guidance and advice of my subordinate leaders and then make a decisive decision, adapting and evolving as we went. This is a skill set that has paid dividends in the civilian world for me.

Advice

When I left for Iraq, I was really nervous about the challenge of being a Platoon Leader in combat, the weight of that responsibility was incredible, and so I sought the advice of an older cousin of mine who has incredible depth of experience in combat and the military. His only advise to me was to listen to my NCOs, to trust and learn from their collective experience and skills to help guide your decisions, planning and you will be unstoppable. I have approached civilian life in much the same way, seeking out advice and guidance from people with a lot more experience than I have or a skill set that I may not necessarily possess, to learn from them and to guide my own decision making. It’s been an invaluable piece of advice to me.

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