Chad O'Connor

Consultant, Teacher, and Editor in Boston, Massachusetts

Chad O'Connor

Consultant, Teacher, and Editor in Boston, Massachusetts

Please reach out with any questions or opportunities.

Offering strategic expertise to business, startup, nonprofit, government or individual clients in areas such as:

- integrated brand promotion strategy

- PR and message strategy

- crisis communication strategy

- change management communication strategy

- organizational culture building and turnaround

- presentation coaching & pitching

- executive ghost writing

As the only known faculty member to simultaneously hold appointments across 3 different colleges (D'Amore-McKim School of Business; College of Arts, Media and Design; and College of Professional Studies) within Northeastern University, Chad O’Connor teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Advertising & Brand Management, Organizational Culture, and Crisis Communication. He is also a startup advisor for IDEA, Northeastern’s venture accelerator program, and the university's Venture Mentor Network.

In serving on the Advisory Board of Leading Cities, Chad offers guidance for its AcceliCITY civic tech accelerator, sourcing of smart cities solutions, and expansion of its global network to include new tiers of city participation.

Chad is also a mentor emeritus for YTILI, a program for young European entrepreneurs created by the US State Department.

Chad served as a founding Connector for Boston World Partnerships, a nonprofit initiative launched by the former mayor of Boston to leverage a global network to inform and connect people with economic opportunities in the city. In doing so, he became the contributing editor of the Global Business Hub blog, formerly on The Boston Globe’s This lead to writing a multi-part series on Boston-Europe startup connections and, to this day, Chad's quarterly trips to Lisbon where he is an advisor to Fluxio, a no-code web success solution.

When not at the gym, walking his dog, or going to punk shows, Chad invites you to discuss travel deals and Boston pro sports over craft beers. He is a proud undergrad alumnus of UMass Amherst and grad alumnus of Emerson College.

  • Work
    • Northeastern University
  • Education
    • Emerson College
    • University of Massachusetts at Amherst