Sean McCormack joined First Student as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January 2022. He is responsible for the company’s digital strategy, capabilities, technical operations and innovations.
Sean most recently served as Vice President of Engineering at W.W. Grainger, where he managed all digital capabilities and system operations across the globe. This included running the 10th largest eCommerce site in North America, with $7B in digital revenue. Prior to Grainger, Sean served as the Chief Technology Officer & Head of Digital at Harley-Davidson, where he built their Connected Vehicle capability, launched a new Ride planner/Navigator and 5-star mobile app, and established an industry-leading innovation program with offices in Silicon Valley. He has also served as Chief Architect for ManpowerGroup, overseeing technology strategy for 80 countries and $22B in revenue. Sean and his teams have received the CIO Top 100 Award, InformationWeek’s Top 50 in Innovation, and he’s the personal recipient of the Business Transformation 150 and Microsoft MVP Awards. He began his career in the armed forces, serving 8 years in military intelligence.
Sean holds an Executive MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin.
“First Student leads the industry in technology innovation. Leveraging telematics, GPS, onboard tablets, digital cameras, turn-by-turn navigation, advanced analytics and real-time communication with drivers, parents and districts, we are able to provide unmatched care and safety for students and deliver an exceptional transportation experience.”