President, SOS Global Express

Steve O'Connell

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Steve O'Connell

Stephen (Steve) O’Connell is Co-Founder and President of SOS Global Express Inc, which was acquired by NEP in October 2019. Steve started his career in 1979 at Expedair International in New York as an export agent and left the company seven years later as VP of Worldwide Operations. He brings over forty years’ experience in worldwide logistics, and since 1986 has overseen operations and worldwide sales for SOS Global.

Steve has been a licensed custom broker (CHB) since 1983 and has served as a board member of the International Freight Association and the Air Forwarders Association. He has traveled every corner of the world since 1979 for sales and he has overseen numerous large, multi-national projects including every Olympic Games since 1988, Super Bowls, World Cups and many of the U.S. Presidential trips since 1987.

Steve lives in Raleigh NC with his wife and enjoys time with his three children and two grandchildren, outdoor activities, golf, wine and a good book.