Founder & CEO
Launchpoint Sport & Event Strategies

Sean Van Kesteren is the founder and president of Launchpoint Sport & Event Strategies and the Executive Director of the Shaw Charity Classic.

With 25 years of experience in the golf and sport marketing business, he is responsible for the overall success of the award winning PGA TOUR Champion’s Shaw Charity Classic and its Foundation which has raised over $34 million for children’s charities across Alberta. Sean also leads a talented team of event professionals providing consulting, event management and marketing services for professional sports and marquee events.

Before starting Launchpoint, Sean was the Assistant Vice President and Senior Director for Bruno Event Team, one of the top sport and event management companies in North America. Prior to overseeing Canadian operations for Bruno Event team, Sean held a number of senior leadership posts at Golf Canada from 1998 to 2013, including Managing Director of the RBC Canadian Open and CP Women’s Open.

Sean also has had the privilege to serve on a number Boards, most notably, the LPGA’s Tournament Owners Association and 2016 Executive Host Committee for the 2016 JUNO Awards.