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Frank J. O'Connell

About The Author

Frank O’Connell is known for his unconventional approach for high performance through his strategic thinking, brand building, breakthrough marketing, and new product ideas. His accomplishments include serving as president of Reebok Brands, president of HBO Video, CEO of Indian Motorcycles, and chairman and CEO of Gibson Greetings, Inc. He spent the first fourteen years of his career developing well-known brands at Arnold Bakery, Mattel, Carnation Company, and Hunt Wesson foods, among other brands in the baking and natural foods industry.

O’Connell was a senior partner with The Parthenon Group, a top strategic consulting company for seven years. He has extensive operating experience running and repositioning companies as well as leading turnaround initiatives.

He spent sixteen years on the board of Tree House Foods Inc., a public company. He is an investor and board member at Schylling Inc, a toy company and is cofounder of Tuckerman Capital. He has also served on numerous Cornell University boards where he earned his B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. 

He has a passion for mentoring and coaching young professionals on their career path. He also enjoys investing in young entrepreneurs, encouraging them to grow by taking risks and having fun with their careers. 

O’Connell is married to Barbara with three grown children and six grandchildren. Having moved over twenty times and worked in many different environments, he hopes sharing his wide range of experiences will inspire people to act on their ambitions.

Books by Frank J. O'Connell