Sean Cunningham is Managing Director of Onyva, a Seattle private equity firm that helps companies overcome the challenges that keep them from operating at their full potential. Sean’s career has focused on leading companies through transformation, first as a technology leader, then as co-founder of a growing management consulting firm. He started Onyva to leverage his decades of business and technology strategy experience to orchestrate the growth or turnaround of companies challenged by operating among a variety of constraints.
Sean’s career started in the technology industry, where he led MSI Consulting’s infrastructure and business application development team. He found early success monetizing MSI’s internal IT operations and added leadership of the company’s technology practice after taking on the role of CIO. Through successive career moves, he took on management of client engagements focused on both technology and business strategy. At Watterson-Prime, he initiated and led a major change in company strategy, streamlining product and service offerings, improving operational effectiveness and significantly increasing profitability.
As co-founder and President of Logic20/20, Sean grew a practice of over 100 strategy and technical consultants helping Seattle’s leading companies solve complex business and technology challenges. His interest in private equity grew from his experience seeing high-potential companies struggle to thrive and grow as they dealt with multi-dimensional challenges that limited their ability to focus on their core competencies. Now he leads Onyva to help companies facing similar obstacles generate lasting value.