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Dennis M. O’Connor
President & Chief Investment Officer

Since 1986 Mr. O’Connor has been making investments for himself, his family and his clients. He was a registered representative with the SEC and the NASD. He has held NASD registrations 3, 7, 8, 63 and 65. He was a licensed broker for accident, life and health insurance. He was a registered associate with the National Futures Association for commodities and futures trading and related options. Mr. O’Connor holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Pace University. He is a registered investment adviser.
Mr. O’Connor has much real-world experience in industry. He spent thirteen years in the paper and paper machinery business, three as a distributor and ten as a manufacturer. He has started and capitalized three companies, all of which thrive today: Orange Art Company, Medexchange International, Inc., and Brae Head, Inc.
He is active in community affairs as past President of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts. He has also served as treasurer and trustee of the Pioneer Valley Montessori Society and as corporator and trustee of the Westfield Boys and Girls Club. For two years he lectured as an adjunct professor of graduate finance at American International College in Springfield.
After a four year stint at Merrill Lynch, Mr. O’Connor was recruited by Dean Witter in 1990. In 1993 he won the Dean Witter Equity Portfolio Challenge with a total return of 41.85%. In 1996 he won again with a total return of 54.085%. In 1997, convinced that the securities industry distribution model was seriously flawed, he founded Brae Head, Inc. to best serve his clients, their families and their businesses. Within the context of providing financial planning and family office services, Mr. O’Connor employs the best principles of Modern Portfolio Theory to systematically manage his clients' investments.