John O’Connell is experienced in seven different industries: Consumer products, banking, Fast Food, Alcohol, Oil & Renewable Energy, and presently Real Estate. In each industry he held a number of different roles such as National Sales Vice President, National Marketing Vice Present, President, or owner. At one point he held three positions: President of a Renewable Energy Company, owner of three fast food stores, and owner of West Chester Off-Campus Housing. His educational background includes an undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph’s University, a Master’s degree in Marketing from Pace University, and an Advanced Management Degree from Harvard University. Presently, serving as Director of First Resource Bank, a community bank serving Chester and Delaware counties.
Over the last thirty-five years, John, along with his wife Linda O’Connell, have built a diverse Real Estate portfolio with a number of different asset classes: Student Housing, Residential, Commercial and Industrial. Most notably, John and Linda founded West Chester Off-Campus Housing, which has grown to be the largest provider of Off-Campus housing serving West Chester University students.