Conor is a native of Athlone, Ireland and the youngest of two. He moved frequently during his childhood, living in Athlone, Dublin, Kildare and Stockholm. Conor attended Secondary school at Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare, and after graduating he attended University College Dublin (UCD) where he studied Engineering. He chose to major in Electrical Engineering due to his interest in renewable energy. During his time at UCD, Conor was awarded the opportunity to study at the University of Melbourne, Australia. While in Melbourne he gained valuable international experience and exposure to commercially focused subjects.
Encouraged by this experience, Conor sought a master’s program which contained a blend of engineering and business training at a globally recognised college. Conor says, “The ESTEEM program at Notre Dame fulfilled these criteria and much, much more. The program allows students to engage in the research of a novel technology being developed at Notre Dame and gives the students the business tools needed to commercialize this technology." He was accepted to the program and was fortunate enough to be one of four recipients of the Naughton Fellowship.
On completing the ESTEEM program, Conor worked for a market research firm in New York before returning to Dublin to take up a position in the Strategy Consulting department of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He worked on a strategy project for a major Pharma Company as they looked to integrate products from a recent acquisition into their existing product offerings.
Currently Conor is an Analyst at Bloomberg - New Energy Finance in London, England. He feels that the skills he developed during the ESTEEM program have been widely applicable and believes the ESTEEM program provides students with the skillsets required for a career as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur.
Conor is an avid rugby fan and likes to spend his spare time travelling when possible.