Sean Phaler

Manager of Digital Innovation, Pentair

Sean got his first taste of the digital world in eighth grade when he was offered a $60k job as a web designer after winning an online contest. The offer was subsequently rescinded when the company figured out he was only 14. Not to be deterred, Sean has been working in web marketing pretty much ever since.

After four years of division one basketball and a short stint as a professional basketball player, Sean launched a successful web design and digital marketing company that catered to small businesses. He later took his talents to the NBA, where he expanded the digital footprint of the Charlotte Bobcats (now the Charlotte Hornets).

As the Manager of Digital Innovation at Pentair, Sean looks for opportunities to break the old B2B manufacturing mold and transition this Fortune-500 company into a leading digital powerhouse. Sean remains on the cutting edge of new digital technologies and trends, and most recently towered over Magic Johnson at the 2016 Magento Imagine Conference.