William Blair & Company names managing director
Mr. O'Connor joins William Blair from MVC Capital, where he led originations of venture capital, private equity, and debt recapitalizations. He is a co-founder of 1871, Chicago's digital co-working space, and founder of the Chicago Entrepreneurial Center.
Mr. O'Connor co-founded Motorola Ventures and led over 150 venture transactions and managed 25 exits for the Motorola Ventures fund. In addition to serving as a White House Fellow, his professional experiences include roles at A.T. Kearney, Ariel Capital Management, Sidley Austin, and the Chicago Board of Trade. ■