We Are A.J. O’Connor

We Help Organizations Succeed by Helping People Succeed.

Welcome to A.J. O’Connor

Our experienced team of experts provide the individualized attention and customized solutions that achieve transformative results.

Founded on core family values and a commitment to building strong, long-lasting partnerships, we approach our work with the confidence and expertise that only comes with more than 40 years in the business. Working with companies of all sizes, needs and budgets, AJO develops high-performing teams and global leaders for organizational success.


Our Mission

Empowering transformation that enables you to achieve sustainable results.


AJO proudly partners with organizations of all sizes, including all the major Fortune 500 categories.



Established in 1983, AJO is committed to building lasting partnerships through individualized attention.



AJO has served more than 600 organizations, activating the success of more than 25,000 careers.

Our Clients

Our Core Values

Strong family values are the cornerstone of our business.
We act with integrity and assume positive intent while upholding these fundamental commitments in all we do.

We deliver open and transparent communication, clearly articulating and readily sharing information.

We follow through on commitments, meet our deadlines and take ownership and responsibility for our work.

We provide excellent service to clients, partners and vendors, focusing on responsive and timely execution on all deliverables.

We are independent and proactive thinkers, responding to problems with urgency and always open to ideas for improvement.

We are accessible and adaptable, readily embracing change, feedback and ongoing learning and development.

We take pride in developing and maintaining the trust and confidence of others as we cooperate and work together.

Our Memberships

AJO proudly belongs to a number of leading professional organizations which provide a deep network of resources and continuous learning opportunities.

Our History

AJO is a family organization built on a passion for empowering people as they navigate their career journeys to reach their full potential. Founded during a national recession in 1983 by Andrew Sr. and Betty O’Connor, AJO has a deep history of delivering insights, guidance and expertise to individuals and organizations in transition.

Our Philanthropy

Giving back is a core value of AJO and philanthropy is an integral part of our company’s culture. We are dedicated to supporting causes that align with our strong family values and help those in need.

Charitable Causes We Support

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Upskill, Reskill and Overkill: Navigating Your 2023 Workforce Planning Strategy

The following article, written by John Corrigan, was first published in HRD America. You can view the original HRD American article here. HR veteran shares tips for encouraging overworked employees to commit to learning and development. Learning and development have become an even bigger priority for organizations since the Great Resignation exposed workers’ desperation to […]

Reflections on 40 Years of AJO

On April 21, 2023, A.J. O’Connor Associates (AJO) will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Since founded by Andrew O’Connor, also known as “Senior,” and his wife Betty in 1983, AJO has been helping individuals navigate their career journeys and recognize their full potential. Over the last four decades, the NJ-based company has grown and evolved from […]

AJO Celebrates 40 Years of Empowering Transformations

2023 is a landmark year for AJO. This year we celebrate 40 years of business, proudly delivering the strong, long-lasting business partnerships that help organizations succeed by helping people succeed. Much has changed in our 40 years of operation. Gone are the days of dial-up modems, rolodex cards and floppy disks. But while the tools […]

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