David Kelley, Business Technology Solutions
I’m a 2nd generation entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience helping organizations identify, plan, implement, and effectively utilize business technology to improve business results. I engage with you to understand your business, assess your business technology assets, strategize your way forward, and help you implement and adopt best use technology. I do this by focusing on your business, to bring fresh, innovative, and practical solutions to your organization. My mission is to deliver a substantially better experience and economic return. As a business technologist, I translate the technical jargon of technology into the language of business, keeping you current regarding relevant technology options, while minimizing your time investment to stay in tune.
Just prior to starting the Solutions division of Sympatico Resources, I lead the business development activities for a boutique IT consulting organization for 4 years. My focus was on business development and management of the consultative sales team. Key takeaways from this experience: a keen understanding of the growing need for visual metrics to maintain focus on the business strategy; the macro shift of business activities required to succeed in the context of the shifting buying processes of business and consumers as internet adoption is proliferating.
For 9 years prior, I focused on independent research to broaden out my macro understanding of our economy, business strategy, financial markets, and the role technology fills in the success and failure of businesses. I developed and utilized applications using Microsoft .net technologies applying predictive analytics in financial markets. Key takeaways from this experience were learning how to filter out the noise and find the sticky correlations in large amounts of data.
During the 15 years prior, I co-founded 3X Corporation which grew to fifty million in revenue before I sold my interest in December 2000. In this fast growth experience, I learned first hand the organizational activity, cadence, and effective use of business technology that is required to successfully sustain business growth of 40% a year. I worked directly with key clients to successfully plan and utilize technology to achieve their business goals. Their success became our success. Key takeaways were the progression of operating paradigm shifts that were required to successfully grow the business.
Prior to that, I was the Data Processing Manager of a public oil and gas exploration and development company.
In my youth, I worked for my father who was an IGA owner/entrepreneur.
I received a BS degree in Computer Management from Franklin University in 1987 and an AS degree in Business Data Processing from Columbus State Community College in 1982.
I’m also a Certified John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer, and Coach.
I’m a life-long learner, an avid reader, which enriches the resources I have to pull from to add value to your business.
StrengthsFinder: Strategic, Learner, Achiever, Activator, Ideation
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I’m married with 3 children, and reside in Powell, Ohio.
Ken has over 20 years of sales experience, having worked for companies such as UPS, Deloitte Consulting, Computer Science Corporation (CSC), and SAIC. As Business Development Director at Deloitte Consulting, and VP of Sales at CSC, Ken was responsible for supply chain application consulting revenue. At SAIC as VP of Business Development, Ken was responsible for commercial outsourcing and enterprise asset management application consulting.
In 2007, Ken started his own business CSG Inc., where he oversaw all sales, marketing, strategy, and partnership activities. CSG later was changed to Quadras Corporation.
Ken has a degree in Marketing from The Ohio University and an MBA in International Business from Xavier University.