Director, Larimer County SBDC
Mike O’Connell directs the Larimer County SBDC.
O’Connell earned a business degree with a marketing emphasis from Purdue University, and worked in a variety of executive sales, marketing, and business unit management positions, including eleven years with Thermadyne Holdings, North America’s third largest manufacturer of metal cutting and welding equipment. In 2001, O’Connell purchased Mountain Woods Furniture (MWF), a leading national designer/manufacturer of rustic hand-crafted furniture, and co-owned and operated that business until its’ sale in December 2011. MWF’s products were sold through Cabelas, national furniture e-tailers, furniture stores, and to resorts and lodges desiring a rustic style. He provided over 6,000 paychecks to American manufacturing workers during his ownership of MWF.
“What I love about the Larimer County SBDC is that we have an experienced team of counselors and advisors that can give the small business owner the tools to manage business challenges. We offer a wide range of useful no/low cost training classes, and confidential unbiased counseling services. Our goal is to help maximize the economic potential of small businesses in Larimer county.”
O’Connell is currently a board member with NoCoNet, a volunteer organization which provides support, advice, and networking opportunities to 250+ professional job-seekers in Northern Colorado. He enjoys spending time with his three children, hiking and exercising, playing guitar, and photography.
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