Sean Dalton is General Partner at Highland Capital Partners. Sean focuses on disruptive technologies in the mobile, enterprise and media markets. He represents Highland on the boards of CENX, ClearSky Data, ExaGrid, Infinio, Movik Networks, and QD Vision.
Recognized multiple times by the Forbes Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry, Sean’s previous board seats include AccessLan Communications (acquired by Advanced Fibre Communications), Altiga Networks (acquired by Cisco), CCTV Wireless (acquired by TerreStar), CHiL Semiconductor (acquired by International Rectifier), Covergence (acquired by Acme Packet), Envoy Networks (acquired by Texas Instruments), Ocular Networks (acquired by Tellabs), Optasite (acquired by SBA Communications), P.A. Semi (acquired by Apple), Starent Networks (IPO and subsequently acquired by Cisco), and Telica (acquired by Alcatel/Lucent).
Previously Sean acted as Venture Associate—focusing on communications and electronic commerce—at Fidelity Capital. Before that, he was a Product Manager for GTE (now Verizon), leading the nation’s first DSL trial for Internet access. Sean holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.S., Electrical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania and a B.S., Electrical Engineering from University of Delaware.