J. Sean Branagan
Sean Branagan is president of Communigration, Inc., a technology
marketing firm, headquartered in Syracuse, NY, (in the Syracuse Technology Garden)
with technology business clients across the US and UK. He is also a partner in
C3 Strategic, LLC, a management consulting firm that works with businesses nationwide
seeking change (growth, funding, new markets, etc.), providing them with traditional
management consulting services – as well as Transition Management Team
services (human capital investment attached to performance).
Sean is a recognized expert in interactive marketing and has made a career
of developing innovative marketing and interactive marketing plans for technology
and business-to-business companies.
A graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications,
much of Sean’s career experience has been in marketing and communications
with firms selling technical products and services. Most recently, he has served
as Senior Director of Marketing for a $125 million national IT and Internet Services
Company headquartered in Boston’s Route 128 technology sector.
Sean’s experience with the Internet and World Wide Web began in 1993
at a national super computing center. Since then, he has engaged in online strategy,
interactive marketing and major website producing for organizations nationwide,
including most-notably the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Cutco Cutlery, the
DuPont Registry, Federal Business Council, Indium Corporation of America, Lighthouse
International, MariSafe, NaviSite, Rack Room Shoes, Time-Warner/Road Runner,
Welch-Allyn and Wilton-Armetale.
For five years, Sean has taught a graduate-level course in interactive marketing
and advertising at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. He has lectured
at other universities and has presented to business groups at Bristol-Myers Squibb,
Caterpillar, NYS’s Dept of State, and Carrier Corp. He has also presented
at seminars, conferences and trade shows in New York, San Francisco, Raleigh,
Tampa, Charlotte, Maui, Austin, Buffalo, Denver, and Washington, DC. In 2003,
Sean was invited to present at Internet World in San Jose, CA.
Stephen J. Suhowatsky
Steve is a seasoned executive with Fortune 500 and mid-market
company management experience.
With an MBA from the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania),
Steve recently served as President and CEO of Panthus Corporation a $150 million
mini-conglomerate company with major business holdings in construction equipment
(Caterpillar), computer leasing and financing, industrial supplies and home healthcare
services. He helped guide the company when it was public company (then known
as Syracuse Supply Company) as it divested itself from holdings in shrinking
markets (industrial supplies) and invest in new growth areas (home health services
and computer leasing).
In the course of his leadership with the company, Steve was personally championed
and started the home healthcare business (in Durable Medical Equipment, Oxygen,
and Infusion) de novo by making five acquisitions and then starting up eight
more companies that were combined into an eight-state northeast organization.
Steve also started a medical equipment leasing company to complement the home
healthcare business, and ended up sell the home healthcare business in two transactions
to national companies.
Prior to Syracuse Supply, Steve held management positions with increasing
levels of responsibility at Eagle Picher, a Fortune 500 diversified manufacturing
company. There he worked on acquisition of five companies in the bronze bearing
industry; four distribution companies and one manufacturing company. All were
turnaround situations and were rolled up into one organization. His final position
of the company was as Group Vice President in charge of five operating divisions.
Active throughout his career in the business community, Steve has served on
numerous not-for-profit boards, as well as boards of statewide and national organizations.
Notably, Steve is a member of the Board of Directors of Excellus, Inc. (former
Blue Cross/ Blue Shield) and has been involved in guiding the firm through several
mergers and acquisitions. Today the organization is part of a $4 billion family
of companies that finances and delivers health care services and the largest
of its type in New York State.
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