John Connor

Director, Operations & Accounting

"Were you serious about the prop?"


"I have five dollars."


John has 15 years of finance experience in the manufacturing, healthcare, and financial services industries. He has benefitted from working with both large and small companies. In addition to handling accounting and financial reporting, John brings his expertise in compensation and benefits, human resources, strategic restructuring, business case proposals, general ledger, executive reporting, and more to his work at Lirio.



Fun Facts

Mac or PC: “PC. Only artsy people use Macs. I had an iPhone but I had to get rid of it because it was too artsy.”

Favorite artist: “Neil Young.”

Favorite thing as a child: “Christmas lunches at Waffle House while traveling from Georgia to South Carolina.”

Special hobbies/interests: John and his wife enjoy raising their two kids in the Knoxville area, where they are active in church and school activities. He also eats a lot of apples.

Location: John is a lifelong Knoxville native and Tennessee Volunteer.

Other: His favorite treat is a coke float with vanilla ice cream. (We think it’s apples.)


Lirio Award Winner

“Bend, Don’t Break” – 2018

We are young, hungry, and agile. As change happens, we adapt without lamenting “what ifs” and bygones. Creative, out-of-the-box thinking is encouraged and rewarded.