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Sean Hurley

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Founder & CEO, Hurley Associates Growth Partners. Previously Managing Director, Poteris Ventures.

Founder & CEO, Hurley Associates Growth Partners. Previously Managing Director, Poteris Ventures.

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Hurley Associates Growth Partners
SMH Fine Foods, Inc.


Founder & CEO Hurley Associates Growth Partners January 2012 - present
Marcom Manager SpeechWorks (Nuance Communications) 1998 - 2000
Managing Director Poteris Ventures June 2010 - March 2012
Chief Operating Officer Farm Road Foods November 2009 - April 2011
Marketing Manager ByAllAccounts August 2008 - November 2009
Founder & CEO SMH Fine Foods, Inc. January 2001 - August 2008
Marketing Manager iBasis 2000 - 2001
Marcom Manager SpeechWorks 1998 - 2000
Technical Support/Marketing Communications Workgroup Technology 1993 - 1998


Johnson & Wales University Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts 1983 - 1987
New England Conservatory of Music Piano performance and theory 1980 - 1983

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Enterprise Sales
Advisor With
  • • Business Development
  • • CPG marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Fashion
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Consumer Products • Negotiation • Investor relations • Marketing Strategy • Product Development

Key Accomplishments

I am most proud of being able to quickly identify and implement solutions for complicated challenges, in addition to bringing universal clarity to complex business value propositions. As a result, I have been successful in raising seed round capital for several of my clients.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I am metrics driven results oriented human being. If we are not having a genuinely good time while working together, then the project is a waste of time and effort. Balance is essential.

Vouches Received

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Chris Ward
We worked together at iBasis
Sean is creative, high-energy, optimistic and, importantly, business-focused. Combined with his natural charisma, it's a powerful set of ent ... repreneurial assets.
Dale Casto
We worked together
Sean is dedicated to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. He knows all the factors necessary to develop a brand and product and his ex ... perience allows his clients to shortcut the process with no risk. Sean is an extremely intelligent individual with a sense of humor and calm that makes it easy and a pleasure to work with him.
Charlie Sidoti
They're my current cofounder
Sean treats every discussion and activity as if the companies success relies solely on the outcome of the activity. He pushes himself and a ... ll parties involved to do more, do better and complete task(s) faster and more efficiently. The net result is that he pushes the team, external partners and client to keep moving forward - keep making progress - regardless of obstacles.
Steven G. Chambers
We worked together at SpeechWorks
Sean is thoughtful, grounded and has 'fire in the belly' (determination).