Michael B. O'Neil, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, GetWellNetwork
Michael O’Neil was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 28 in April of 1999. After stomach surgery to remove the tumor and four cycles of chemotherapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he immediately began building GetWellNetwork.
Previously, O’Neil spent six years working at New York and Boston advertising agencies, developing brand strategies and managing multi-million dollar marketing campaigns. His clients included Tanqueray Gin, LensCrafters, Playskool Toys and Ocean Spray. O’Neil gained recognition in strategic positioning and brand launches, and Deutsch, Inc. named him the youngest account supervisor in 1995.
While in graduate school, O’Neil consulted with Lost Wax Media in London, England on the market positioning, financing and launch of a B2B exchange in 1998. He also conducted an extensive e-commerce study of the top 50 retail Web sites in 1999 for iXL, Inc. in Atlanta.
Currently, O’Neil is an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is a member of Mindshare, a forum of CEOs from leading early-stage technology and life sciences companies in the Greater Washington Metropolitan region. O’Neil also serves on the steering committee of Northern Virginia Health Care Workforce Alliance, an organization of business, health care and education leaders seeking innovative solutions to address the workforce shortage.
O’Neil received a B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame and a JD/MBA from Georgetown University. O’Neil lives in Chevy Chase, MD with his wife Wendy and their daughter Calla.