O’Connor was previously the product manager of asset manager annuity solutions at Morningstar Inc. He served as director of product development for Finetre Corp.’s VARDS Online, before it was acquired by Morningstar in 2005. After the acquisition, O’Connor held various positions at Morningstar, including roles in product management for divisions including Morningstar Annuity Research Center, Annuity Analyzer and Variable Annuity Database.
O’Connors holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and a master's in business administration from the University of Tampa.
“His vast experience in the insured retirement arena will help IRI to advance its market analysis and industry research, while building upon its education programs designed to provide financial advisors with the latest resources, data and insight on retirement income strategies,” said Cathy Weatherford, president and CEO of IRI.