Sean
Connelly

STATUS UPDATE

The year is 2022. My passion (obsession?) with learning new things and risk-taking has intensified. After my family, I'm focused on 3 things:

Building First Eight.
We are a growth marketing and creative media agency in Greensburg, PA, and are on a mission to help local businesses and positive outlook brands build and execute strategies that drive their KPIs. Our headquarters is at 33 East Pittsburgh Street, and we work with clients sprinkled across the US and local.

Telling narratives with imagery.
Although this is a large part of my work with First Eight, I personally keep photography & filmmaking as a creative and artistic interest. I love working with portraiture, perhaps because I'm so interested in people. My work ethic demands that I take these images seriously, so I own and shoot professional equipment including latest from RED, Black Magic, and Canon.

Becoming more crypto native.
Spending a whole career bridging the gap between new technology and the people who use it has taught me the importance of product market fit. Though I had been reluctant to jump on the web3 or crypto bandwagon, all of that has changed now. I may not have been an early adopter, but I have been red-pilled and can't unsee how deep the rabbit hole goes. It is so much more than overpriced JPGs, Doge on Robinhood, and the slew of speculation the non-crypto world sees. I believe right now is when this technology truly starts to cross the chasm for the early majority and mainstream markets.

EXPERIENCE

  • Co-founder
    First Eight ᐧ Ongoing
  • Co-owner
    Moonglow Yoga ᐧ Ongoing
  • VP Product Management
    Blue Sky eLearn ᐧ 2020 – 2022
  • Senior Product Manager
    Blue Sky eLearn ᐧ 2017 – 2020
  • Technical Product Manager
    Blue Sky eLearn ᐧ 2014 – 2017
  • Web Developer / Consultant
    Freelance ᐧ 2009 – 2016
  • Product Manager  (contract)
    RSportz ᐧ 2012 – 2014
  • Sales Engineer (contract)
    Barefoot Solutions ᐧ 2012 – 2013
  • Project Manager (contract)
    Steelsmith Group ᐧ 2011 – 2012
  • Mountain Man
    Seven Springs Terrain Parks ᐧ 2006 – 2011