Prior to co-founding TargetClose, Kelly was CEO of Fastpoint Games, a venture-backed software development company that created live data-driven games for Fortune 500 brands including the NBA, NASCAR, Fox Television and Sony Online Entertainment.
Kelly was previously President of ProElite.com, an online social network for combat sports enthusiasts. As President, Kelly helped raise over $40M, and signed Showtime and CBS to televise their mixed martial arts fights.He was also a manager at Deloitte Consulting in the Braxton Strategy Practice.Kelly acts as a board member or advisor for TroopSwap.com, Ustream, Scopely, GatherGreen, and was previously an advisor or board member for LinkedIn (LNKD), Pandora (P) and eteamz (ACTV).Kelly is a nationally recognized speaker on leadership, technology, career development and entrepreneurship.
He earned a BS from the US Military Academy at West Point, a JD from the UCLA School of Law and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.He served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer and Airborne Ranger.
Co-founder & CEO
Managing General Partner
Sep 1, 2014 - Current (about 2 years)
Oct 25, 2010 - Current (almost 6 years)
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