“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
After earning his Electrical Engineering degree from Old Dominion University, Kelly was trained by the government as a Nuclear Engineer before dipping his toe into the IT industry in 1994. He started out as a Field Service Engineer before working making the move into the networking and security side of IT. Eventually, Kelly worked all the way up to serve as the Head of the Network Security for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. After 18 years of working for the Federal Government, Kelly moved into the contracting arena and then moved onto HP where he eventually made his way into project management. In 2019, Kelly transitioned from Senior Project Manager to Director of Platform Services, overseeing all Infrastructure and Collaboration efforts.
With all of that experience behind him, Kelly knew ABS was the right fit for him within the first 5 minutes of his interview. “During my interviews, the first thing I was asked was to tell them about myself. They wanted to know about me first before we even talked about my experience…Right then and there, I knew this was a different company and a place where I wanted to work.” (Don’t worry, Kelly, we knew then and there we wanted you to be a part of ABS – welcome!)
In his free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with his wife (married 30 years strong, woo!) and his 3 sons cruising and just traveling in general. “We are Disney nuts” he adds!
Certifications: PMP, CISSP, CCNP, GSEC, HP ASE, ITILv3