C onnor is a proven business leader with a track record of growing businesses and delivering for stakeholders, in both national and multi-country environments. At age 27, he was appointed Managing Director of Nielsen Ireland and subsequently joined the Nielsen European Executive Board with functional responsibility across 40+ countries. Connor founded and subsequently sold 20-20 Insights, an award-winning software and analytics company with a clearly defined value proposition and tailored value chain. He then established Centauri Technologies with investment and operational activities across a portfolio of Irish technology companies in mobile, business intelligence and social media. His passion for new products, personnel development and his strong commercial experience enabled these companies go to market and launch in the US and Europe. He brings a high degree of strategic thinking and an understanding of what it takes to make a business successful.
- Founder and CEO of 20-20 insights sold to Swiss Post
- MD in 3 Nielsen countries. 9 years at European board level in various Commercial roles covering 40+ countries, $650-million budget, $100 +million in continuous RFP management and management of 600+ people
- Investor and operational involvement in Mobile, Social Media and Business Intelligence startups
- Pro-bono mentor for innovation centers and incubators