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Brian O'Connor

Managing Partner

  • Innflux, Co-CEO & Head of Business Development
  • Adjunct Professor at Chicago Booth
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA
  • Miami University, BBA

Prior to founding NGP, Brian served as co-CEO and Head of Business Development of Innflux, a hospitality-focused IT service company, where he oversaw sales / marketing, business development, M&A and investor relations functions.  Innflux was sold to strategic buyer Thing5 in January 2015, after 3.5 years of significant growth.  Brian became involved with Innflux after acquiring the business through his search fund Fellowship Capital Partners (“FCP”) in 2011.

Prior to founding FCP, Brian was a Vice President with Equity International, a middle market growth private equity fund. Brian was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, underwriting and closing new investment opportunities, as well as working closely with portfolio companies post-acquisition on operations and business strategy.

Additionally, Brian currently teaches Entrepreneurship through Acquisition at his alma mater, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. 

Brian also serves as Board Member and Treasurer for Distinctively College Bound, a non-profit focused on creating opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular activities that cater to their individual talents and interests and promote continued education.

Brian received a BBA from Miami University (Ohio) and an MBA from Chicago Booth

boconnor@nextgengp.com