Brendan H. O'Connell was born in 1954 in the Brighton section of Boston. He grew up in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1976 majoring in Finance. He attended the University of Southern California on a Commerce Associates scholarship. He graduated with a Masters in Business Administration in 1979 where his emphasis was in the Entrepreneur & Venture Management program.
He has worked in mergers and acquisitions for a Fortune 500 company acquiring 8 companies in 4 years. He also worked extensively in market development in California, Oregon, Arizona & Washington. He has worked as a business management consulting throughout his career.
He has been involved with the right to life movement for about ten years. Five of those years, he was the Chairman of the Margaret O'Hara West Roxbury-Roslindale chapter of Massachusetts Citizens for Life. During his tenure, he created a television show called 'Life Matters'. The show displays the broad mosaic of the right to life movement, which is a voice that is almost never heard in the mainstream media. By the completion of the fourth year on television, he had produced 198 TV shows. He is also the prinicpal host of 'Life Matters'. Mr. O'Connell's other interests include his faith, beach volleyball, step aerobics, politics and economics.
“[I]t seems to me as clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime.” ― Mahatma Gandhi