Shannon O’Brien is the Principal of the O’Brien Group, which provides strategic advice to early and growth stage technology companies. She is also the Co-Founder and President of Caelum Networks, a cloud services company. O’Brien is the former State Treasurer and Receiver General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As Treasurer, she founded the Money Conference for Women, a financial literacy program, and was the Chair of both the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board and the Massachusetts State Lottery.
Elected at age 27 to the Massachusetts Legislature, O’Brien served three terms as a State Representative and one as State Senator. She made history as the first woman to serve as State Treasurer, and again in 2002 as the first woman nominated by a major party for governor. She also worked as a litigation associate for Morrison Mahoney and Miller in Boston. O’Brien has served on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards. In 2008, she was appointed by New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to chair the Pension Reform Study Commission for the New York State Common Retirement Fund.
O’Brien holds degrees from Yale University and the Boston University School of Law.