Our Team

Shea O’Neill

Vice President, Philadelphia Office

In his capacity as vice president, Shea builds the foundation that supports U3’s data-driven approach to economic and real estate development.

Shea manages the majority of U3’s data and analytic needs and works across the company on a variety of projects. With a background in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Shea is able to leverage public and institutional datasets to visualize novel trends, such as where employees and students live and the overall impact on the local housing market. Shea also leads U3’s Buy Local Initiatives, and has helped grow and support local purchasing organizations and initiatives in Buffalo, Memphis, Rhode Island, and Chicago. In 2019, Shea began to expand U3’s external research footprint. He presented novel research on the formation of Anchor Districts at the Coalition of Urban and Municipal Universities and is currently developing tools on how to identify and support small colleges in financial distress.

This work is enriched by Shea’s background in GIS and data management. Shea came to U3 out of University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Master in City Planning with a focus on GIS and Community and Economic Development. Outside of U3 Advisors, Shea continues to grow his knowledge of GIS by teaching graduate level courses at the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson University.


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CEO & Co-Founder
Omar Blaik
Omar Blaik
Managing Director
Alex Feldman
Alex Feldman
Managing Director & CFO
Jaime Flaherty
Jaime Flaherty
Managing Director
George Smith
George Smith
Managing Director
Todd Stern
Todd Stern
Principal & Co-Founder
Karen Backus
Karen Backus
Senior Advisor
Tom Lussenhop
Tom Lussenhop
Senior Advisor
Janne Corneil
Janne Corneil
Vice President
Danielle Robins
Danielle Robins
Vice President
Maurie Smith
Maurie Smith
Senior Associate
Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson
Senior Associate
Nicole Buchholz
Nicole Buchholz
Senior Associate
Stephany Lin
Stephany Lin
Senior Associate
Tatianna Swenda
Tatianna Swenda
Associate
Kelsey Padgham
Kelsey Padgham
Associate
Natalie Sutherland
Natalie Sutherland
Associate
Donald Taylor-Patterson
Donald Taylor-Patterson
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Kimberly Tanz
Kimberly Tanz
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Nicholas Jerez
Nicholas Jerez
Financial Controller
Tracy Moskowitz
Tracy Moskowitz
Executive Assistant
Denise Sharper
Denise Sharper
Director, Civic Commons
Bridget Marquis
Bridget Marquis
Program Director, BPI
Antonina Simeti
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