Joe "Gusto" Connolly

military speaker
Joe “Gusto” Connolly, Military Speaker
Partner, Afterburner
Former Army Ranger, USA

Joe is an energetic leader and advisor with proven skills guiding high-growth, start-up, and turnaround operations. His industry experience is broad-based having served as CEO of several businesses.  Joe is well-versed in working with private equity and venture capital firms. He also serves as a board member for Literacy at the Well, a program promoting literacy for women in South Sudan, and the Boston College Veteran’s Alumni Network.  Joe served as a Captain in the United States Army. During his service, he was Ranger and Airborne qualified.  Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Boston College,  a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado, and he also completed the executive leadership program at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.