Sean Yazbeck is the winner of the fifth season (2006) of the reality show The Apprentice, where candidates compete in several tasks on a 15-week "job interview" for a position in one of Donald Trump's companies. He was selected to appear on the The Apprentice because he had been awarded the EB1 Green Card for “persons of extraordinary ability."
As winner of The Apprentice, Yazbeck worked on two projects during his apprenticeship year with Donald Trump. He was selected by Donald Trump to oversee development of the $500-million five-star hotel/condominium Trump SoHo in New York City’s SoHo district. He also worked with the Trump Organization to co-found the telecommunications engineering company Wavsys. In 2011 Wavsys appeared in the Inc. 500 list of "Fastest Growing Companies in America." Its 760-percent growth ranked it as the 17th fastest-growing telecommunications company in the United States, with 264 employees and a 2011 annual revenue of $20 million. In 2012 Inc. reported Wavsys as having grown to 571 employees working from 10 United States offices. Yazbeck said in an interview that the success of Wavsys was due in part to lessons learned from Donald Trump and The Apprentice.