Gerald F. O'Connell, Jr.
Jerry O’Connell cites a piece of family history that illustrates a theme in his life: The ability to maximize the value of assets in consummating a transaction.
In 1970, sometime around when Jerry was in the sixth grade and his family was living in Kokomo, he decided he wanted to buy a Schwinn Varsity 10-speed. The model he had in mind was orange and sold for $110. His plan was to add an odometer so he could track his mileage. On some days, in fact, he would pedal 100 miles, once he got the Varsity. One thing about Kokomo, he says is, it’s flat. more