A graduate of West Point, Connor served as a Captain in the US Army and deployed to Northern Iraq in 2019. Prior to that, he worked for the Office of Chief Legislative Liaison in Washington, D.C, led a group of reconnaissance soldiers in the Pacific, and served as a strategic advisor and speechwriter to General Robert Brown, the Commander of US Army Pacific.
It was in the military that Connor saw firsthand what a group of motivated individuals could achieve while working together as a team. It’s this mindset he brings to his work with Lightspeed Venture Partners as they continue to build their Fintech portfolio. Connor embodies the #onelightspeed team-focused culture, has a knack for building strong relationships with founders, and has an intellectual curiosity that drives his strong work ethic in the venture industry.
Over the last year, Connor’s helped Lightspeed finalize deals with Seel (return assurance for ecommerce), Lemon Markets (a stock trading API), Herald (infrastructure for commercial insurance brokers), trading.tv (a social media platform for retail investing), and Nirvana.