MEET HOPE O’CONNELL, CO-FOUNDER

Hi, I’m Hope.

Prior to co-founding Brand Autonomy, I managed a New York based family business offering educational enrichment programs to young students. Before that, I worked in the corporate and investment banking divisions of Goldman Sachs and Barclays Wealth Management.

I enjoy engaging with entrepreneurs and business owners to determine what their pain points are, and to bring them fresh ideas to solve those problems. I am also fanatical about the art of client service.

Having worked for my own family’s business, I understand the delicate and sometimes complex task of balancing a company’s traditional roots with modern processes and aesthetics. A lot of times, it is about preserving & respecting what the previous generation has built, while creating the right conditions & opportunities for the business to succeed in the future.

As your marketing and public relations advocate, I will identify media platforms and events that will help your business attain greater visibility both in your local market and the international stage. I will also negotiate a way for you to access those opportunities.

I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing from Fordham University in New York and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Simmons School of Management in Boston

Let me craft your identity in the public eye and encourage positive buzz around your brand.