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Associate Administrator for Investment and Special Advisor for Innovation at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Sean Greene is the Associate Administrator for Investment and Special Advisor for Innovation at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He is responsible for both the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program, a growth capital program with approximately $16 billion of assets under management, as well as the Small Business Investment Research (SBIR) program, one of the government's largest innovation programs, which provides over $2 billion of R&D funding to small businesses each year. He also leads SBA's efforts focused on stimulating high-growth entrepreneurship and has been one of the leaders in the Administration's Startup America initiative. Greene brings 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and business strategist to the SBA. He was the founder and CEO of Away.com, an online travel company that he sold to Orbitz. He was also a co-founder of Rock Creek Ventures and LaunchBox Digital, a seed-stage investment firm in Washington, D.C. Previously Greene was a management consultant with McKinsey and Co. Greene holds an AB from Princeton University, an MBA from Yale’s School of Management, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Singapore.