Aidan O’Connell is the founder of Upwind Consulting.

Aidan O'ConnellAidan worked previously in both Sales and Sales Management roles for over 20 years. Following significant academic success Aidan commenced his career as management consultant for an International Big Four consulting firm. He quickly moved to the business development side of the business and since then has had over 20 years managing, leading and motivating people across varied businesses. Aidan is always looking at ways to build business, small or big.

In his twenty-year career across varied business sectors Aidan has identified new products, developed sales thinking , trained staff and executed sales strategies. Along with enthusiasm and drive, Aidan brings a deep analytical focus to the sales function. Aidan likes to bring fun and enthusiasm to any business he works with, without jargon or formality. Aidan also brings a deep academic and practical understanding of the verbal and non-verbal aspects of the sales and the communication process.

Originally from Cork, Aidan lives in Dublin. He is a competitive sailor, multiple marathon runner, intermediate skier, and poor, but enthusiastic football and squash player. Aidan coaches Rugby for a Leinster club to the amusement of his Munster friends!