John R. McConnell
Founder and President
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
John R. McConnell is the founding President of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, which opened in 2012. Under his leadership, the school has maintained 100% Corporate Partner retention year over year as well as 100% four-year college acceptance for each graduating class. He retired from the Deloitte partnership after 27 years as a management consultant in order to launch the new school in Philadelphia.
Mr. McConnell is a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep where he also served as Chairman of the Board. He matriculated to Georgetown University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance. He also earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.