A proven convener and problem solver, Mr. O'Connor has over thirteen years of experience with a focus on strategic planning, joint venture development, private sector partnerships and economic development programs. As the Director of New Ventures at the Research Foundation for SUNY, he provides oversight for the development of new joint ventures for the of the RF including the management, development, and operational support for a diverse portfolio of over 25 subsidiary corporations, joint ventures and strategic partnerships.Mr. O�Connor also serves as Chair of the SUNY Incubator Network which integrates and supports SUNY�s suite of 17 business incubators across New York State. The Network provides increased access to business development tools and resources and looks to capitalize on the aggregated pool of available talent, infrastructure, and technology from across New York State to improve opportunity and access to capital for emerging companies. As a Director and/or Officer for several corporations, he has forged new partnerships with leaders of key university/industry joint ventures including the nanotechnology hub in Albany, the biotechnology corridor on Long Island and Brooklyn and the advanced manufacturing consortium in Buffalo.Mr. O�Connor holds a BA from Binghamton University and an MBA in Finance from the University at Albany.
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