Sean Wolfington, chairman and CEO of The Wolfington Companies, is an entrepreneur with businesses in the 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” and was named the 2010 “Entrepreneur of Year” by Haute Living magazine. By the age of 40, Wolfington sold three of the leading digital marketing companies in the automotive industry which had a combined enterprise value of $500,000,000. Wolfington currently owns interests in a group of companies in the automotive, technology and entertainment industries.
Wolfington’s companies in the automotive industry include Tier 10 Marketing, Level 5 Advertising, Team Velocity Marketing, the Automotive Advertising Network, Car-mercial, Call Revu, the American Dream Network, DealerAppVantage, Intellacar, GroupCars.com and BusinessRater.com.
Wolfington was an owner and chairman of the board of Vin Solutions, the 33rd fastest growing technology company on the Inc 500 list, before Autotrader bought the company in June 2011. Before the sale of VinSolutions to Autotrader, Wolfington founded some of the leading digital marketing and consulting companies in the automotive industry – Automark and Cyber Car (bought by Reynolds and Reynolds in 2001) and BZ Results (bought by ADP in 2006). BZ Results was recognized as the “Innovative Company of the Year” for being one of the pioneers of digital marketing in the automotive industry and enabling billions of dollars of retail sales over the Internet. BZ was the first company in the automotive industry to offer an all-in-one digital marketing solution that included search, display ads, email, mobile marketing, websites, CRM and outsourced business services for mail, phone and email campaigns.
Wolfington’s companies have worked with 15 automotive manufacturers, 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, his companies have marketed feature films Bella, Narnia, Blind Side, Charlotte’s Web, and architected the digital marketing strategy for Grammy Award-winning musician Shakira, the producer of one of the most viewed YouTube video in history with 346 million views.
Wolfington also owns a film production company, the One Media, which is credited with producing three major motion pictures: “Self-Medicated,” the most award winning film of 2006 (38 awards), “The MightyMacs” and “Bella”. “Bella,” a film that Wolfington financed, produced and distributed, won the largest festival in the world (Toronto International Film Festival) and received the prestigious “Golden Tomato Award” for being 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 users of Yahoo!, Fandango and the New York Times Readers Poll during its theatrical release, and was the #1 grossing film of 2007 in its category.
Wolfington is the chairman of The Wolfington Charitable Foundation which actively supports charities that serve the poor 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 is a twin. His brother Ryan Wolfington lives in Los Vegas where he has a foundation that transforms the lives of underprivileged kids by teaching them about life through the game of tennis. Sean Wolfington resides on the island of Key Biscayne, Florida with his wife Ana and their four children.