Brian and Regina McConnell
Brian McConnell loves small business! He loves the challenge of taking an idea and seeing it generate revenue. He loves creating systems which help that business run on autopilot. Moreover he loves the freedom that comes from owning his own fleet of companies.
Brian graduated from Indiana University in 1996 and went on to earn his MBA from the top ranked Kelley School of Business in 2001. He joined Harris Corporation as a Sales Manager in 1999 and spent 9 years in Corporate America. During that time he was a three-time recipient of the President’s Award for “Significantly Exceeding” sales expectations and won multiple other sales awards.
During his corporate career, Brian realized that he was built for more than just driving sales. He found it more personally rewarding to focus on the strategic and financial planning aspects of running companies and creating long term value from their assets. In 2008 he dedicated all of his time to entrepreneurial endeavors and has founded or acquired eleven companies. Those organizations focus on diverse industries including intellectual property licensing, commercial and residential real estate, human dynamics consulting, B2B software, and consumer services.
Financial literacy is key to the approach Brian takes with his companies. He has acquired multiple organizations by finding value in them that their original owners either didn’t see or couldn’t attain. For example, in 2008 he and his wife Regina purchased a law firm called “Family Law Centers”. They immediately split the company in half, creating both an intellectual property company to license the “Family Law Centers” brand to other law firms, and a local law firm, which became the first licensee. Even though they later sold that local law firm (at a 440% ROI), the licensing company continues to pay them royalties every month.
Brian has always loved music. He is an active member of “Central Live” which is the worship band at Central Christian Church, a Las Vegas Mega Church. Their worship set rivals world-class entertainment options such as Cirque du Soleil. He regularly tours with the group and is credited on two of their albums. One of which, Love Can, hit the top of the Christian charts in 2014.
His greatest passions are his wife Regina and their three kids. Like most families with young kids, Mickey Mouse rules their vacation time together so they enjoy Disney Cruises, Animal Kingdom, and Disneyland. They also love to jump into a motorhome and head to the mountains for a weekend of hiking, skiing, or fishing adventures.
You may connect with Brian at: www.BrianMcConnell.com www.linkedin.com/in/mcconnellbrian
Regina McConnell, Esq. was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana University, with a major in Management and a Minor in Economics. She then obtained her Juris Doctor from the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.
Her legal experience began at CMG Worldwide, the premiere Intellectual Property Marketing Firm representing celebrity individuals such as Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. She is a published member of the Indiana & International Comparative Law Review. Regina is admitted to practice law in the States of Nevada and Indiana as well as the United States District Court of Nevada. She has had two cases in front of the Nevada Supreme Court, one of which resulted in a published opinion in favor or her client and another which resulted in an Order of Affirmance, again in favor of her client. Her professional activities have included membership in Phi Delta Phi, the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, the Clark County Bar Association, the Nevada American Inns of Court, and the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys.
Regina is passionate about making a difference in the lives of kids. Her current volunteer efforts include the Children’s Attorney Project (a program of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada) where she provides legal representation to abused and neglected children so they can have a voice in the court process. She is also actively involved in her church volunteering as a leader for the Fuse Junior High student ministry. Additionally, she has served with the Teen Court Pre-Trial Diversion Program (a Reach for Youth initiative) and the Protective Order Pro Bono Project, wherein she helped victims of domestic violence obtain necessary legal protection.
She enjoys speaking and is a frequent author and speaker at legal seminars educating other attorneys. Her seminars include: Skip Tracing in Nevada, Insurance Coverage Trends, Collection Law from Start to Finish, and Handling the Auto Injury Claim.
Regina has won many awards and accolades for her commitment to excellence and ethics. Her most prestigious award was being named an AV Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. This distinction is obtained by less than 5% of attorneys nationwide and it achieved by having a minimum of 20 other Attorneys and Judges anonymously grade your professional and ethical performance. Other awards Regina has received include Avvo Superb Rated Attorney; Desert Companion Top Nevada Lawyers, 2014; Vegas Inc’s Top Nevada Lawyers, 2013; and she has been listed for several years in the Directory of Distinguished Attorneys.
In addition to her law career, Regina has owned several other businesses ranging from real estate to a pest control company. She owns an intellectual property firm which helps other attorneys put the power of a national brand behind their local law practice.
Regina and her husband, Brian have been married for twelve years and have three children together. She loves spending time with her family and being involved in their school and extra-curricular activities.
Connect with Regina at: www.ReginaMcConnell.com www.linkedin.com/in/reginamcconnell