Sean Devine

CEO, CourseSmart

Sean Devine joined CourseSmart in May 2006 with 25 years of experience in the development, sales and marketing of online information services, and has been responsible for the company formation and the development of CourseSmart's product and marketing strategy.

Prior to CourseSmart, he spent six years as the CEO of Safari Books Online, a leading provider of electronic access to Computer & Business books. He was responsible for the company launch in 2001 and led the company to being a leading provider of electronic book access for individuals, libraries and corporations. Prior to Safari Books Online, Sean was at, where he was responsible for the marketing launch of the company and for developing strategic distribution relationships. He was Senior VicePresident for business development at, responsible for strategy, sales and partnerships, negotiating strategic relationships with several leading eLearning companies to distribute the company's offerings worldwide. Sean has also held senior positions with information providers and publishers such as Dun & Bradstreet, UMI/Bell & Howell, Ziff Davis and The Thomson Corporation.

Sean graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of art's degree in English Literature from Saint Mary's College of California. He currently resides in Sebastopol, California with his wife and college sweetheart, and takes pride in the accomplishments of his children, one having graduated Georgetown, Oxford and Stanford Law, and the other serving as a Captain in the USMC.