Hurley Associates understands the challenges early and mid-stage companies are faced with every day.

We  address those challenges with a comprehensive and collaborative tactical approach, with the mutual objective of making  your company strong and attractive to investors.

Unlike other consulting companies that offer “hands off” strategy, we offer a series of “10 Week Client Engagements” covering a range of customized services mapped to your company’s level of maturity.

We provide strategic direction along with TACTICAL solutions.  We perform a comprehensive assessment of your company’s strengths and weaknesses and provide the expertise your company requires in order to expedite growth. Our growing team of associates have the expertise to help your company make better informed decisions as we collaborate with you toward success.


Sean M. Hurley

• 10+ years experience launching several businesses from concept to market
• Strategizing, managing and implementing sales and marketing and distribution strategies for organizations across several industries and channels
• Partnered with several Angel, HNWI and VC investors
• AS Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University
• BS Business Management, Johnson & Wales University





Austin Rowan
Managing Partner

Austin Rowan has over 15 years of experience working with clients to use Information Technology to solve their most pressing business challenges. He has worked with clients in multiple industries to execute their business strategies through business needs / opportunity assessment, technical requirements gathering and documentation, business process redesign, software vendor assessment and selection, and software implementation management and execution.

He holds an MBA and and MS in Information Systems from Boston University and is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT.  Austin resides in Boston.




Stephanie Maksimenko
Managing Partner

With experience in over 5 countries around the world, Stephanie has worked with multiple start-ups in developing an improved online presence. Through her work and travels, she has developed an international and multi-cultural perspective, which has only strengthened her creativity and inspiration. Through her expertise in communication and bi-lingual ability in English and French, she has been effective in understanding her customers needs, and applying the best strategy and implementation of website design and creation, market research, and community management. Through her creativity, passion and attention to detail, Stephanie has contributed to the success of the many clients she has worked with.

She earned her MBA at Dublin Business School, Ireland in International Business with a marketing focus and a BA in Communication from PA College, Cyprus. She earned a BS in Marketing Operation and Human Resource Management from Ecole de Commerce International in Paris, France. She resides in Boston, MA.