Sean O’Brien

Sean is the President and CEO of Reliance Home Comfort, a Canadian leader in home and commercial services, and energy-saving solutions, employing over 2,600 Team Members. Reliance provides water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners and other HVAC products, water purification, plumbing, Smart Home, Electrical, protection plans and related services to more than 2 million customers across Canada and the US. Since becoming President and CEO in 2013, Sean has focused on developing and implementing strategies founded on fostering a high- performance culture to drive growth with an emphasis on strong execution and streamlining operations. In the process, he has improved productivity and profitability keeping the customer and team members at the core of Reliance’s strategy. In 2016, Reliance was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital, and Sean was awarded Canada’s Most Admired CEO. Additionally, in 2017, Sean was recognized with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for the Highest Rated CEO and Reliance was selected as Canada’s Top 25 Best Places to Work for 2018. Reliance was once again recognized as Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital in 2019.

Before joining Reliance, Sean was President at Acklands-Grainger, Inc. (AGI). He was responsible for all aspects of AGI’s business in Canada. During his tenure, Grainger (AGI) was ranked #1 on FORTUNE magazine’s 2010 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies in the “Wholesalers: Diversified” category, and twice recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital. Sean graduated from Bishop’s University with a Bachelor of Arts. He supports various not for profit organizations and charities in his community.