"Gerry McConnell has significant experience in the fields of finance, investment banking and private equity investment with a special focus on socially responsible investing. Gerry spent over 10 years as an investment banker providing strategic advice and raising capital for a range of clients operating in industries such as media and telecommunications, technology, manufacturing and retail. Beginning in 2000, Gerry was a senior partner at a private equity firm which pursued a socially responsible investment strategy of supporting and partnering with organized labor to invest in U.S. based manufacturing companies. More recently, Gerry has organized and raised capital for the creation of renewable and sustainable energy companies in the United States and Brazil. Gerry’s current focus is on harnessing the capital and creativity of the private sector to address social problems. Gerry has participated on the Boards of several large private and public companies and is currently on the Board of Brenco, Inc. (Brazilian Renewable Energy Corp.), Hawaii Bio-energy, llc and Cilion, Inc. He also serves on the board of the McConnell Family Foundation. Gerry has been a meditator and student of Buddhism for over six years. Gerry is currently a student of Roshi Enkyo O'Hara, at the Village Zendo." 
Resources and articles
- New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care Who we are, organizational web page, accessed December 28, 2013.