Larry Connolly | A. B. Freeman School of Business

Larry Connolly

J. Lawrence (Larry) Connolly

Mr. Connolly currently serves as President of the Connolly Family Foundation and is Chairman of the Georgia Prevention Project.  He also serves on the board of several startup companies.

Mr. Connolly spent most of his professional career with Connolly, LLC a family business founded by his father in 1979.  Connolly LLC was the world’s largest accounts payable recovery firm.  He held a variety of senior leadership positions with the firm starting in 1985.  In 1991 became CEO and held that position until 2012 when they sold the company to Advent International, a Boston based Private Equity Firm.  During his tenure, the company grew from 30 associates to over 1,250 and enjoyed a top line growth rate of over 20% for over 20 years by entering new markets and new geographies.  Mr. Connolly continues to serve on the board of Connolly LLC now dba Cotiviti, a publicly traded company.

He is also a trustee of Washington and Lee University, where he received a B.A. in History.  Mr. Connolly earned an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.