Faculty & Research

Thomas P. O'Brien

Adjunct Faculty : Marketing Department
Teaching Focus
  • Marketing
  • Sports marketing
  • Sales
Career Highlights
  • Former marketing consultant to the Kansas Cagerz™ a semi-professional basketball team based in Salina, Kansas, that was part of the United States Basketball league and is now pursuing a franchise with the NBA developmental basketball league; performs and trains others to perform every facet of marketing to make the Cagerz™ franchise successful.
  • Former CEO of a consulting, training and marketing company performing multiple marketing functions in  myriad business environments.
  • Former military instructor (leadership command, train the trainer).
  • Former community college basketball coach
Teaching Career
  • Taught sports marketing at an undergraduate level at Metropolitan State University for two years, working on several sports and entertainment projects throughout the Twin Cities.
  • The University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, Sports Marketing - taught at graduate and undergraduate levels, and Professional Sales 
  • Globe University
  • Metropolitan State University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. Cloud Technical/Community College
  • Wrote and presented eight papers both nationally and internationally on the subject of advising, retention and service learning
  • Authored in the subject of customer service
Community Involvement
  • Volunteer for “The Birdies for the Brave,” a Professional Golf Association fundraiser for veterans.