SECOND AVENUE CAPITAL PARTNERS
As President of Second Avenue Capital Partners (SACP), Christopher O’Connor brings nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Chris is responsible for leading the team in the seamless execution of all aspects of new business, underwriting, and portfolio management. He is responsible for strategic planning and management of lending and key client relationships.
Prior to SACP, Chris started asset based lending groups for two financial institutions. In addition, he has held numerous senior level, executive management roles across the commercial lending landscape. He served as Senior Vice President of Cambridge Trust overseeing its asset based lending vertical. Prior to that role, Chris was the Co-President of Salus Capital Partners, LLC and also served as its Chief Credit Officer. He joined Salus from Rockland Trust Company where he served as Senior Vice President. He was a Co-Founder of Rockland’s Asset Based Lending Group. Chris also served as an Executive Vice President of Business Credit at Webster Bank. Earlier in his career, he held senior roles with Webster Business Credit Corp and Wells Fargo Capital Finance.
Chris has a BS degree from Stonehill College. He is a member of the Northeast Management Turnaround Association and the Commercial Finance Association.