Shawn O'Connor, MBA

Shawn O'Connor earned his MBA from Harvard Business School (with highest honors), his JD from Harvard Law School (cum laude), and his bachelor of science in foreign service from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude). He was also awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship to study new social movements in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2006, O'Connor founded Stratus Prep, an educational consulting services company headquartered in New York City. He subsequently grew the company by a compound average growth rate of 40 percent for the next nine years. In 2014, O'Connor sold Stratus Prep to a private equity firm; in 2015, he stepped down from his role as CEO after almost a decade. O'Connor is a serial entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Locus Strategic Consulting, Concierge Travel Advisors, and Protego Insurance Solutions. He is also the founding partner of the Law Offices of Shawn Patrick O'Connor & Associates, PLLC. O'Connor is bar certified in New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. In 2016, O'Connor ran an independent political campaign in New Hampshire's first congressional district. O'Connor was the first non-major party candidate for federal or statewide office in New Hampshire history to earn the opportunity to participate in televised debates. O'Connor previously worked with McKinsey & Co. and Lehman Brothers. He has also served as a senior advisor to elected representatives on both sides of the aisle in Washington and at the state level. O'Connor is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. He has spent over four years living in Latin America and now resides in suburban Boston.


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