Sean Thompson is senior vice president and global head of business development and ecosystem at SAP Ariba. Previously Sean was the chief revenue officer of SAP’s SMB Cloud ERP business.
Sean spent the first decade of his career at Deloitte Consulting where he managed service line delivery in areas such as ERP (SAP), business intelligence, process reengineering, risk analysis (audit) and mergers and acquisitions advisory (tax). Sean was a member of Deloitte’s senior management advisory committee. He then spent three years with two startups. He was part of the pre-IPO team at drugstore.com where he was director of venture integration.
Sean then moved to Nimble Technology where he was vice president of sales and services prior to the sale of Nimble to Actuate. Sean then spent almost 10 years with Microsoft in a variety of roles including director of product management within the server and tools division and managing director of strategic partnerships (Accenture and SAP) in the enterprise group. Sean was a member of Microsoft’s senior leader bench program. Before joining SAP, Sean was CEO and co-founder of Nuiku, a leading-edge, natural language processing and artificial intelligence company that brought voice-driven user interfaces to enterprise applications and home automation domains. Nuiku was sold to Nortek (NASDAQ: NRTK) in 2016.
Sean received his master in business administration from Harvard University and his bachelor of business administration with high honors from Gonzaga University. Sean also holds a CPA in the State of Washington.