Sean Applegate

Chief Technology Officer

Sean has immense empathy for federal IT clients, driving him to foster teams who create amazing solutions and flawlessly delivery.


As Chief Technology Officer, Sean leads-go-to market strategy, solutions, and services. He believes clients need life cycle services that ensure they realize maximum value for their technology investments.

Sean is passionate about culture, specifically the creation of an innovative, high-velocity organization that empowers its employees to try new things, learn quickly, and push themselves to the next level.

Prior to joining Swish, Sean spent nine years with Riverbed Technology helping enterprises understand, optimize and control performance of global IT architectures. He filled several technical leadership roles, including Sr. Director of the Portfolio Solutions Group (PSG) and Public Sector Technology Strategist.

Before Riverbed, Sean spent seven years at Packeteer, assisting clients with advanced traffic engineering and optimization solutions. He has also worked as a consultant and was an active duty United States Marine.