Prior to joining Janney Montgomery Scott in 2019, Paul O’Connor was a Principal at FIG Partners LLC, a premier investment banking and research firm specializing in community banks.

Paul has more than 30 years of financial services experience working with financial institutions on M&A, asset transactions, valuation and advisory assignments, and capital raises.

Before joining FIG Partners, Paul was Founder and Managing Partner at Angkor Strategic Advisors. Prior to that, he was a Director at First Trust Corporation, and Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group, at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. Before that, he was First Vice President, Corporate Finance Department, at Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett. Earlier in his career, Paul held executive positions with Bank of America, Continental Bank N.A., and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Paul received a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. from DePaul University, Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.