Michael O'brien

Michael O'brien

Work History

Work History
Nov 2008 - Present


May 2007 - Oct 2008

Strategic Marketing


Human interface specialists in HD-quality media networking, backed by NEA, Grotech Capital and Columbia Capital

May 2005 - Jul 2006

Research Analyst

A boutique consulting firm focusing on energy, infrastructure, and strategic partnership development

Aug 2002 - May 2005

Partnership Director

Coalition for Christian Outreach

A Pittsburgh-based not-for-profit with a mission to transform college students to transform the world


Aug 2006 - May 2008


  • Received Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, given to top 10% of graduating class
  • Awarded $20,000 Lewis merit scholarship, a faculty-nominated award given to one student in 335
  • Winner, 2006 PepsiCo Case Competition as judged by PepsiCo brand managers and executives
  • Team Lead for a Top 10 Global Finalist in the 2007 Innovation Challenge among 285 global teams


  • Growth strategy
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation
  • Venture capital and growth equity
  • Energy efficiency, renewable and alternative energy
  • Mobile and web technology