A seasoned international manager, Sean Luangrath has worked at Fortune 100 companies, on multiple continents and for both early and late-stage startups. Sean is the CEO at Inergy, an award-winning cleantech startup with the mission to provide the world with affordable solar power. Inergy designs and manufactures the world most portable energy storage solutions. The company’s “bottom up” consumer approach to cleantech products makes renewable power available to everyone, everywhere, especially in the developing world.
Having been a refugee from the Vietnam War, Sean is proud to be part of a company that’s trying to “give back” and make a difference in the lives of the 1.1 billion people in the world living without electricity. To Inergy, making a difference is as simple as providing a solar-powered battery bank to charge cell phones for those living off-grid so they can keep in touch with family members or as basic as powering lights at night so they can study and work after dark.
Before joining Inergy, Sean held senior leadership positions in several high-tech startups including Global Director at Aerohive Networks, an enterprise wifi hardware and software startup that went IPO in 2014, Founder of a mobile application start-up in China that provided translation services throughout the country and Vice President and General Manager at MeLLmo, an enterprise software startup that was acquired by SAP.
Prior to his “startup adventures,” Luangrath was an executive in the China Retail Operations group for Apple and also worked extensively in Apple’s global iPhone Sales organization in Silicon Valley. Early in his career, he held leadership positions in finance, strategy and sales operations at HP, PeopleSoft, Oracle and LeapFrog.
Sean has a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Finance from Brigham Young University, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University.
Married with three sons and a dog, Sean spends most of his free time with his family enjoying the outdoors or exploring the world.