Chairman and CEO, The Wolfington Companies
Sean Wolfington, chairman and CEO of The Wolfington Companies, is a financier and entrepreneur with businesses in marketing, technology, real estate and film industries. At the age of 34, Wolfington was a finalist in Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” which was won by Wayne Huizenga, founder of Blockbuster and Autonation, the previous year. Wolfington was also named the 2010 “Entrepreneur of Year” by Haute Living magazine.
Wolfington currently owns interests in a group of technology and marketing companies in the entertainment, technology and automotive industries. These companies include the One Media, Level 5 Advertising, Tier 10 Marketing, the Automotive Advertising Network, Team Velocity, Car-mercial, Call Revu, the American Dream Network and Vin Solutions, the 33rd fastest growing technology company on the Inc 500 list.
Wolfington founded some of the most successful marketing and consulting companies in the automotive industry – Automark and Cyber Car (sold to Reynolds and Reynolds in 2001) and BZ Results (sold to ADP in 2006). BZ Results was recognized as the “Innovative Company of the Year” for pioneering digital marketing in the automotive industry and enabling billions of dollars of retail sales over the Internet.
Wolfington’s companies helped 14 automotive, 76 of the top 100 dealer groups and over 4,000 retailers in 18 countries. Wolfington’s current clients include automotive manufacturers, associations and retailers along with global brands, media companies, films and international musicians. Beyond automotive, the company has successfully marketed feature films Bella, The Blind Side, The Mighty Macs, and architected the entire digital marketing strategy for Grammy Award-winning musician Shakira, the most successful mainstream Latino artist in the world.
Wolfington also owns a film production company, the One Media, which produced three major motion pictures: “Self-Medicated”, the most award winning film of 2006 (39 awards), “The MightyMacs” and “Bella”. “Bella”, a film that Wolfington financed, produced and distributed, won the top prize at the largest film festival in the world (Toronto International Film Festival) and was the #1 Top Rated Film in 2007 by the largest film review site in the world (www.RottenTomatoes.com). “Bella” was also the #1 top rated film by the people on Yahoo, Fandango and the New York Times Readers poll during its theatrical release and was the #1 grossing film of 2006 in its category.
Wolfington is the chairman of The Wolfington Charitable Foundation which actively supports charities that serve the poor, support positive causes and defend the defenseless. In 2008, Wolfington was honored with the President’s Service Award for his work to serve others and received the Legacy Award from the National Council for Adoption.
Wolfington resides on the island of Key Biscayne, Florida with his wife Ana and their four children.