Brian R. Connell

CFA, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Brian has approximately 25 years of experience in the securities industry, as an equity analyst and portfolio manager, and as the Founder and CEO of StreetFusion (acquired by CCBN/StreetEvents, then by Thomson/Reuters in 2003), a Web-based application provider that served the institutional buyside and sellside equity research community.  At StreetEvents, Brian raised $17 million in equity capital through several angel rounds and one venture capital round, led by Blue Chip Ventures of Louisville, KY.

Before joining UNIQORN, Brian founded CrowdRaise360, an equity crowdfunding process-outsourcing firm that helps deserving private companies raise capital. He also owned a boutique equity research firm that employed CFA Charterholders to provide equity research coverage on small-cap and micro-cap public companies.

Earlier in his career, Brian worked as a Financial Advisor for Prudential Securities, before beginning his career in equity research (technology sector) at Neovest, an Atlanta-based securities firm, and as a Senior Equity Analyst (Internet) for Preferred Capital Markets, an investment bank based in San Francisco, CA.

Brian holds degrees in Economics and Psychology from Duke University, is a CFA Charterholder, and while on the sellside held FINRA Series 3, 7, 24, 63, and 65 registrations.