Brian McConnell loves small business! He enjoys the challenge of taking an idea and seeing it generate revenue. He craves the creation of systems which help that business run on autopilot. Moreover he loves the freedom that comes from owning how own fleet of companies.
In 2015, Brian became an International Best-Selling Author with the book, "The Soul of Success, Vol 2". He co-authored the book with legendary business strategist and creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series, Jack Canfield. Brian was later inducted into the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors.
Brian has appeared on various networks including ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and FOX. He has spoken at corporate events around the country including at Google and Tesla Motors in Silicon Valley.
Brian graduated from Indiana University in 1996 and went on to earn his MBA from the top-ranked Kelley School of Business in 2001. He joined a Fortune 500 company as a Sales Manager in 1999 and spent 9 years climbing the ladder in Corporate America. During that time he was a three-time recipient of their President's Award for "Significantly Exceeding" sales expectations and won multiple other sales awards.
During his corporate career, Brian realized that he was build for more than just driving sales. He found it more personally rewarding to focus on the strategic and financial planning aspects of running companies and creating long term value from their assets. In 2008 he dedicated all of his time to entrepreneurial endeavors and has founded or acquired eleven companies (and growing) since. Those organizations focus on diverse industries including intellectual property licensing, commercial and residential real estate, human dynamics consulting, B2B software, and consumer services.
Financial Literacy is key to the approach Brian takes with his companies. He has acquired multiple organizations by finding value in them that their original owners either did not see or could not attain.
Ultimately, Brian is a family man. He and his wife Gina have been together since 1994. They have three crazy kids who keep them busy. Together they enjoy anything outdoors including skiing, hiking, and camping. They are also very active in their Church.
In 2012, Brian Co-Founded an organization called Life In The Zone which has helped over 1000 families learn to build better communication skills and stay connected to one another. Learn more at http://LifeInTheZone.com.
Brian has always loved music, and on the weekends gets to pretend he is a rockstar. He is an active member of the band "Central Live" and is credited on two of their albums. One of which, Love Can, hit the top of the Christian charts in 2014.