About Sean Parnell

President & Founder

Sean Parnell

By day, Sean draws from his 22 years of B2B marketing strategy, agency and client-side experience to produce innovative, integrated marketing plans that have dramatically increased sales for so many B2B clients as president of Innovaxis Marketing. Sean graduated with honors from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Operations Management & Information Systems.

By night, the creator of the popular entertainment guide the Chicago Bar Project transforms into Chicago’s foremost authority on nightlife and tavern history, a figure so captivating that Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” lists Sean as a personal reference. After years of tireless “research,” Sean distilled his encyclopedic knowledge of local nightlife lore to write the definitive book on the historic bars of Chicago, aptly named, Historic Bars of Chicago.

Sean’s philanthropic endeavors include serving as a board member at People’s Music School, and as Chairman of the AIESEC NIU Board of Advisors. Sean is also a husband, father and Cubs fan, but don’t hold the latter against him.

According to Sean, “I am grateful to be surrounded by women that are smarter, more talented and more emotionally intelligent than I am, and that they continue to put up with me.”

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