Brian O'Connor is the Audience Development Director at Morgan Stanley, where he oversees the financial services firm's digital strategy for audience growth and social media. Brian is a former Deputy Web Editor for Foreign Affairs and U.S. Politics book editor for Palgrave Macmillan.

Brian has also worked as a consultant on SEO, digital marketing, and digital strategist for several media and consumer product companies including Time Inc.'s The Foundry, Five Boroughs Brewing Co., Owl's Brew, the Endurance Collective, and others.

Brian has written for Foreign Affairs, New Republic, The Awl, Fundera, Bustle, and Paste Magazine. He is one half of Brunch Money, a digital consulting shop he founded with Meredith Turits. In his spare time, you can find him homebrewing or playing with his half-pitbull, half-French Bulldog rescue named Avery.