Sean Carroll Joins Polachi

Sean Carroll has joined executive search firm Polachi & Co. as a Stamford, Conn.-based partner, with a focus on C-level tech executives. He previously was a managing partner with the Barlow Group, and before that was with both Pequot Capital’s venture capital unit and Heidrick & Struggles.


Polachi, the leading provider of Access Executive Search™ services to technology, clean tech, venture capital and private equity clients, announces the addition of Sean C. Carroll as Partner. In his new role, Sean will specialize in situating C-level technology executives and will be based in the Stamford, Connecticut area.

During his seasoned career as an executive search associate and Partner, Sean has successfully managed hundreds of senior executive search assignments for clients ranging from software, eCommerce and professional services to venture-backed technology and technology-enabled companies. His experience encompasses the execution and direction of a comprehensive executive search process from search origination, recruitment and placement.

“Sean brings a proven track record of executing searches spanning from established portfolio companies to start-ups backed by investors,” said Peter Polachi, Partner, Polachi. “His strong client candidate networks and technology background will be a tremendous asset to the firm.”

Prior to joining Polachi, Sean was a Managing Partner and part owner of the Barlow Group. He led the human capital efforts for the venture arm of Pequot Capital, and was also a Senior Associate at Heidrick & Struggles.

Prior to his executive search career, Sean was an officer and Maritime Patrol Pilot in the U.S. Navy. He achieved the designations of Mission Commander & Instructor Pilot and was deployed twice to the Middle East in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Sean received his BS in Oceanography from the United States Naval Academy. He currently resides in Wilton, Connecticut.

About Polachi, Inc.

Polachi, Inc. ( provides Access Executive Search™ services to technology, clean technology, private equity and venture capital companies. The firm’s partners, all search industry veterans with decades of experience, understand that leading companies deserve access to the absolute best talent on the planet. While traditional executive search firms limit candidate access due to “off-limits” protocol, and newer search firms lack the breadth and depth of connections, Polachi’s Access Executive Search™ model, coupled with unmatched agility, delivers the most accelerated results. Polachi is a sponsor of the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) as well as a founding member of Access Search Partners™ (ASP), a partnership of five leading technology search firms that provides clients with specialist search services on a global scale. For more information about Polachi please call 508-650-9993 or visit