Mike O'Connor received his degree in Industrial Management from the University of Akron, Ohio, while working in a grocery supermarket. After graduation he began his career with General Motors in the earthmoving equipment business. After 13 years of technical, sales and management experience with manufacturer and dealer in that field, he turned his antique car hobby into a business selling and restoring old British sports cars. After 25 years operating that business, retirement allowed antique cars to become a hobby again, and he participates in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and other classic car events. Membership in SCORE began in 2004, and today he counsels and mentors clients in many fields, with emphasis in sales, marketing, retail operations, and financial statement analysis.