Connor McCarthy

Connor joined Purple as an associate and helps support campaign teams. Prior to joining Purple, he opened, owned, and operated a restaurant in Stamford, CT. He has prior experience in advertising for MillerCoors, and he spent some time managing and planning large events in the Chicago area. Connor was born and raised in England, then jumped the pond to attend high school and play rugby here in the United States. He attended and continued his rugby career at Miami University of Ohio. He graduated with a B.A. in creative writing with a focus on classical literature.

“Opening a restaurant during a pandemic forced me to adjust on all fronts. Having a million tiny details to juggle strengthened my organizational skills and critical thinking.”

“My favorite saying is: just go with the wave, and eventually, you will come to an island.”

“The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is my favorite book. It reminds me how to find beauty in anything, the power of books and words, and the space stories need to hold for us to remember each other.”