Patrick Connellan, MBA, is the newest member of the Prospero Wealth Advisors Team who brings tremendous experience as an organizational leader and investor. He has over 20 years of experience as a personal investor and has always been passionate about helping others achieve their goals through deliberate planning and execution. He comes to Prospero via the Department of Defense (DoD) SkillBridge program which is designed to facilitate a smooth and successful transition from active military service to a civilian career.
As a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, Patrick was most recently the Deputy Commander of the 713th Combat Operations Squadron, Beale AFB, CA, where he led a diverse team of 160 personnel across three geographic locations. The squadron provides steady-state, contingency, and wartime augmentation to Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI, delivering operational level Command and Control across the entire spectrum of military operations. He is a Command Pilot and has held a variety of flying assignments to include the U-2, F-16, E-11, RQ-170, MQ-9, T-38, and T-34 with over 2,900 flying hours, including 1,000 combat and 300 combat support hours. Patrick achieved significant recognition during his distinguished military career with 27 major awards and decorations.
Patrick holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University Bloomington), a Master of Science in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Portland, and is currently working toward his Certified Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designations at the American College of Financial Services.
Outside of the office, Patrick is a devoted husband and father of three young children spending much of his time volunteering at school and assisting with a variety of kids’ sports and activities. He is an avid tennis player, and loves all fast-paced activities where he can get involved in the action. Patrick enjoys the fine arts, travel, racing, and aviation and is also a part-time pilot with a major US airline.
We are excited to have Patrick on the Prospero Team!