John O’Connell

John is the President and Founder of The Oasis Group. He founded the firm after spending more than a quarter of a century working in and selling software to financial services firms. He held management positions in established companies such as Oracle, Merrill Lynch, KPMG, and Sybase (an SAP Company).

John’s experience leading technology sales and marketing has spanned from client/server through eCommerce, Web 2.0, and Cloud technologies (Saas, IaaS, & PaaS). He held C-Suite and President roles in several emerging firms, was on the executive team for several IPOs, and packaged several firms for sale.

He is a frequent speaker at Technology and Wealth Management conferences and has been interviewed and quoted numerous times in professional journals and the press.

He sits on the Marketing Advisory Board for Rider University and is an active supporter of the university.

John holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Rider University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Mathematics from the College of Staten Island. He is an avid reader and is known for his unmatched ability to quote movies and song lyrics.

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