I'm a co-founder of OpenGrants. I was born and raised in Sacramento, attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and have more than a decade of experience in business strategy and growth. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.
Sedale has been an entrepreneur since childhood. After honing his leadership skills as an outdoor guide in his younger years, he started his professional career as an independent consultant focused on business development and data analysis.
He is experienced in independent grant writing and public/private partnerships at the highest level, having worked directly with OpenGrants’ current strategic partner, Momentum. He is also well-versed in working across cultures and environments, with over five years’ experience as a consultant in Argentina and Chile.
Prior to OpenGrants, Sedale served as the CEO of carbonBLU, a successful SaaS startup solving challenges in clean vehicle and fleet management. Sedale led the company through MVP and helped secure a pipeline of over $1.5M in government contracts. During that time, he gained intimate knowledge of the challenges and pitfalls of applying for and managing grant funding as a technology startup, which was the impetus for OpenGrants.
Sedale brings with him a history of leading successful teams, experience with—and deep connections to—the public sector, and a passion for building companies with a strong social mission.