Sean is the former CIO for Financial and Professional Regulation at the State of Illinois, which governs community banks, financial institutions, real estate, cannibas, and professional licensing. The Department is one of the largest licensing bodies in Illinois, and regulates the largest number of state-chartered community banks and credit unions in the country. In this role, he was responsible for supporting revenue in B2B and B2C channels, driving technology strategy and investment, managing a portfolio of applications, delivering new service offerings, improving security and operations, and exploring innovation opportunities with emerging technologies. Prior to joining the State, Sean spent 20 years in the private sector in several technology and operation roles, largely in the financial services and insurance industries. Sean is currently an advisor and consultant.