Fred O’Connor has more than 25 years of professional services experience serving corporate and individual clients in North America and Europe. Work experience has ranged from Wall Street, where Mr. O’Connor spent five years in fixed income institutional securities sales for Salomon Brothers, Inc in New York — to risk management advisory, insurance brokerage and post merger integration management for Aon Group in London, Düsseldorf and Chicago — to business strategy and technology solutions advisory consulting with DiamondCluster International. Mr. O’Connor holds a Master of Management degree in finance and marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He received a BA in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross and studied at the London School of Economics. He also serves on a number of civic organizations and boards, including: The Big Shoulders Fund’s Chairmen’s Advisory Council, The 100 Club of Chicago, and St. Therese’s Chinese Catholic School Board of Specified Jurisdiction. He has in the past served on The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations’ Chicago Committee, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Corporate Relations Committee, The Young Leaders’ Board of The Chicago Community Trust, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board and The American Marshall Memorial Fellowship selection committee. He has both participated in and spoken at Young Leader Forums with The Atlantik Brücke, The American Council on Germany and The Aspen Institute. Competing in marathons and triathlons in the US and Europe, varsity football in college and a stint with the USMC provided an important foundation.