Jeremy was just 28 when he came to The Connor Group, but in many ways he
already was an IT veteran. Like many in that line of work, he had been bitten by
the technology as a kid and had spent his early 20s bouncing from company to
“That’s kind of the way a lot of IT jobs are,” he said. “You stay three or four years and you move on. The Connor Group was my fifth job. But from Day 1, my boss talked about this being my career and that being a partner should be my goal.”
Seven years later he has an ownership stake in the company. During his time with The Connor Group he’s been promoted from IT manager to Chief Network Architect to Partner. Along the way he’s helped change the company’s IT operations from an out-sourced non-entity to one of the largest and most vital departments in the company. It’s an undertaking that took years of hard work and countless off-the-clock emergencies.
During those late-night and weekend hours, Jeremy earned the reputation as a committed and indispensible associate – the kind that could make Partner.
“(My boss) would talk about it every year with me. It was always, ‘Here’s what you’re doing well; here’s what you need to improve on to get where you want to be,’” he said. “ As time when on it became more serious.”
Finally, in February of 2012 he was promoted to Partner at a Connor Group awards breakfast in Dayton.
“I was surprised. It always seemed like something in the future,” he said. “But it validates all the hard work. When you’re working nights and working weekends trying to get something done, it’s nice to know people notice it and appreciate it