Sean Wolfington, chairman and CEO of The Wolfington Companies, is an entrepreneur who owns businesses in the automotive, technology, marketing, 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 2012 “Entrepreneur of Year” by Haute Living magazine. By the age of 40, Wolfington built and sold three market leading digital marketing companies that were responsible for selling billions of dollars’ worth of vehicles over the internet.
Automotive Technology: Wolfington was Chairman of the Board of Vin Solutions, the 33rd fastest growing technology company on the Inc 500 list when Cox Automotive & Autotrader bought the company in June 2011. Before the sale of VinSolutions, Wolfington founded some of the leading digital marketing companies including BZ Results (acquired by ADP in 2006) and Automark and Cyber Car (acquired by Reynolds & Reynolds in 2001). Wolfington’s automotive tech companies have worked with 16 automotive manufacturers, 76 of the top 100 dealer groups, and over 5,000 retailers in 18 countries. Current companies include Data Driven Holdings, Group Cars, Tier 10 Marketing, Team Velocity Marketing, Level 5 Advertising, Interactive-360 CRM, Car-mercial, Social Dealer, Call Revu, DealerAppVantage, Intellacar, DrivingLoyalty, Motive Marketing and AutoAmigo.com, a joint venture with Univision, the 4th largest media company in the US. Wolfington also owns an automotive dealership, Los Angeles Honda, one of the top selling dealerships in the country.
Entertainment: Beyond automotive, Wolfington’s companies have helped market feature films Chronicles of Narnia, Charlotte’s Web, the Polar Express, Bella, the Mighty Macs and Son of God. Wolfington also created digital marketing strategies for global artists, like Shakira, the Grammy award winning artist who he helped build an online following of over 100 million people on Facebook and Twitter alone.
Wolfington has produced four major motion pictures: “Self-Medicated,” the most award winning film of 2006 (38 awards), “The MightyMacs”, “Bella” and “Little Boy”. “Bella,” a film that Wolfington financed, produced and distributed, won the Audience Choice Award at the largest film festival in the world (Toronto International Film Festival), was honored with the prestigious Legacy Award from the Smithsonian Institute and received the prestigious “Golden Tomato Award” for being the #1 Top Rated Film in 2007 by the users of the largest film review site in the world (www.RottenTomatoes.com). “Bella” was the #1 top-rated film by the users of Yahoo!, Fandango and the New York Times Readers Poll during its theatrical release, and the #1 grossing film of 2007 in its category of Hispanic themed films.
Foundation & Personal: 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, received the Legacy Award from the National Council for Adoption and was honored by Tony Bennett in 2012 with the Tony Bennett Exploring the Arts Award for his support of the arts and children’s education. Wolfington is the youngest of 7 children and has a twin brother, Ryan Wolfington. His twin brother, an entrepreneur, sold his company and has dedicated his life to his foundation’s mission to transform the lives of underprivileged kids by teaching them about life through the game of tennis. Wolfington currently resides on the island of Key Biscayne, Florida with his wife Ana and their four children.