The Fulcrum Group

Sean Tonner

Managing Partner - The Fulcrum Group

  • Partner, Interactive Global Solutions (2011–Present)
  • Co-Founder, Zeppelin Partners Investments (2017–Present)
  • President, R&R Partners, Colorado (2012–2017)
  • President, Phase Line Strategies (2002–2012)
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor Bill Owens, Colorado (1998–2002)
  • Western U.S. Campaign Director, President George W. Bush (1999–2000)
  • Staff Assistant, Senate President Bob Dole (1995–1997)
  • Corporal, US Army (1989–1992)

Sean embraces his political roots on a day-to-day basis. He is sought after by clients for his diplomatic skills in navigating complex political environments, both internationally and domestically. By marrying online and offline communications tactics, he is a mastermind in creating campaigns that not only improve the political environment but also the image and reputation of his client’s brands. This often involves generating ideas and strategies for his clients that successfully exert pressure “inside and outside the dome.” His track record proves it.

Over the course of his career, he has managed communications efforts for political parties and corporations around the globe. He has also served in numerous high level staff positions for Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Governors. Sean is at home in the fast paced environment of political campaigns and has worked on the campaigns of President George W. Bush, presidential contender Bob Dole, Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Ghanaian President Nana Addo, Colorado Governor Bill Owens, Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Cory Gardner of Colorado. Sean was named a national rising star by Campaigns & Elections magazine after he engineered a nationally recognized get-out-the-vote program that resulted in the largest gubernatorial vote received in Colorado history. Two years later he replicated the effort for President George W. Bush’s re-election. Sean’s communications work still takes him across the globe to France, Kazakhstan, South Sudan, and Mexico. He has also manage the reputations of international companies along the likes of Newmont Mining, Noble Energy, and Walmart. He also brings experience in consumer and corporate communications representing brands such as ReMax, HCA, and Western Union.

During his service in the U.S. Army he attended reconnaissance, airborne, ranger, desert and jungle warfare training and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for Valor for his actions during Desert Storm.

Sean is currently a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) the largest CEO Organization in the World. In addition he serves on the executive committee of the YPO Subcommittee on Global Diplomacy and Public Policy. As chair for the Americas, he plays an instrumental role in connecting top global CEOs with international dignitaries in the Western Hemisphere. He also serves on the Colorado chapter of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Colorado Business Roundtable, Council for a Strong America – Ready Nation, and is a regularly attendee of the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Aspen Institute. Sean is past President of the Entrepreneurs Organization, Colorado Chapter, the largest entrepreneur focused organization in the world, former Trustee of Metropolitan State University of Denver, USO Advisory board member, and the Colorado Veterans Nursing Home Board Member.

Sean and his wife Laura of over 20 years have two children Reagan and Hunter. Their family helped establish and currently serve on the board for the charity Project El Crucero which supports the needy in Nicaragua.