Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Connect DFW Team Highlight - Rachel O'Hara

Rachel O’ Hara

CEO & President at Connect DFW, Regional Consultant

University of Connecticut – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Minor in Psychology

University of North Texas – Masters degree in Education

Education field work with various age groups
Walk for Wishes participant
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure participant

“I attribute my ability to build a successful business career to my parents who, from a very early age, were committed to raising independent children, who worked hard, and had big dreams. After graduating from college, I moved to Texas on a whim to pursue my masters in education. I fell in love with the marketing industry at a cross roads in my career. I was looking for something different and challenging. I started in a management-training program in 2005 and I was able to attain an upper management position within a year and a half. Since then, I have opened up over 15 locations in multiple industries and cities. It’s truly exciting every time we open up a new city, because not only are we expanding our reach into new markets, but we are providing a chance for members of our hard working team to lead the charge in those cities. My number one priority is passing on management opportunities to our team and growing consistent results for our clients.”

Connect DFW Team Highlight - Emily P.

Emily P.

Managing Partner – Corporate Events

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign – Bachelors in Sports Management
Scholarship Soccer player at University of Illinois
Walk for Wishes participant
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure participant

“The ideal lifestyle comes from hard work. You get out of life what you put into it. My whole life I have lived by adventure and taking risks. I moved to Dallas on a whim, and it has worked out beyond my imagination. I believe success comes from risk and sometimes you have just have to jump.”

Connect DFW Team Highlight - Cary N.

Marketing Executive
Collegiate Lacrosse athlete
Honorable Mention MCLA 2012
Walk for Wishes participant
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure participant
Southern Methodist University – Bachelors degree in Markets & Culture, Minor in Economics
“My path to success is dictated by my competitive nature with myself. My biggest fear is failure and I refuse to let anything get in the way of my goals and dreams.”

Connect DFW Team Highlight - Philip S.

Philip S.

Managing Partner – Telecommunications

Texas A&M – Bachelors of Science in Agronomy

“I use current and past experiences to accomplish personal and company goals. I am always striving to do the best I can and learning something new each day.”

Connect DFW Team Highlight - Natalie M.

Natalie M.

Assistant Director – Sports & Entertainment Marketing

University of North Texas – Bachelors of Business Administration with a focus in Marketing Certificate in New Product Development
Past member of the Chamelon Performing Arts Company
Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor
Walk for Wishes participant
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure participant

“I was immediately attracted to the Texas Rangers campaign, which was in full swing when I came on board last summer. I also would be representing over one hundred amazing brands in the Sports and Entertainment industry. It was so refreshing to be around these hilarious, confident, Type A people who lived by their goals. I knew just by looking at some of them that even though they were so young, they were really going places. Also, I had never known of a company having a CEO with an open door policy and a vested interest in my personal growth. I knew from then on that I wanted to pursue a leadership role to reciprocate the same mentorship that was given to me, and help other people build success for themselves.”

Connect DFW Team Highlight - Kathy N.

University of Texas – Arlington, Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure participant
“I wanted a new career that continued to challenge me and always had room for growth opportunity.”

Connect DFW Team Highlight - Blake G.

Technical Degree
“The way I will reach my goal, is to always continue to move forward, network with those above me, and surround myself with people who have the same goals. My goal is to always take the positives out of everything and apply the lessons I learn everyday. The most important thing in my life is my family. I want the best things for them and I cant wait to provide for them.”