Mike O’Connor owns the Traded Portfolio website and project and is responsible for all of its operations: serving clients, planning and analyses, computer programming, the production of explanatory and promotional literature, etc.
Mike was for approximately three decades a noise and air quality consultant, doing business as MO’C Physics Applied in Santa Clara County, CA. As such he worked with large and small firms as a subcontractor or directly for developers, local municipalities or the county transit agency— analyzing project impacts and specifying abatement measures such as miles of soundwalls along area freeways and window and door acoustical treatments for homes along light-rail right of ways. The air quality studies included risk analyses pertaining to toxic gas emissions.
He earned a Masters and later a PhD (1978), both in physics, from Stanford University. He is a Tulane University graduate with a BS in both physics and mathematics.