Sean Neville, Chief Executive Officer
In one week in 2003, Sean Neville signed on to launch Simply Audiobooks, became a father for the second time, quit his position as a top sales executive and bought his first home.
It's working out pretty well so far.
Sean was the original idea man behind Simply Audiobooks' online rental model. As a result of his experiences as a regular commuter and audio book addict, he began to see opportunity in the cars surrounding him on the highway.
Before starting SAB, Sean explored a variety of high-profile positions, from trading at Goepel McDermid and UBS Warburg to VP of Sales and Marketing at Concept Plastics. Before starting his business career, Sean was a nationally ranked figure skater in Canada, and two-time Ontario provincial champion.
Sean holds an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University, a BAS from York University, and he has completed graduate studies at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.
Pete Wright, VP Software Development
Pete has been a part of Simply Audiobooks from the very beginning. He was the first SAB employee, hired on to build our industry-leading web platform. Pete had just left University of Waterloo?s Computer Science program when he applied for the position of Web Developer, but his elegantly composed code won him the chance to create our entire system from scratch.
Pete now oversees our entire Web Development team, making the reverse commute from downtown Toronto to suburban Oakville each day. The longer drive is worth it, since living downtown affords Pete the chance to enjoy both the local music scene and early morning bike rides along the shore of Lake Ontario. The free audio books help, too.