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Kevin Kelly

Managing Director and Co-Practice Leader, Industrial

Administration, Industrial, Managing Directors, Marketing and Communications, Practice Leaders

With more than 20 years in executive search, Kevin B. Kelly is a Managing Director in our Atlanta office and co-leads the firm’s Industrial practice. He conducts senior-level assignments in general management, finance, sales and marketing, operations, security, and other functions for clients in the industrial and consumer sectors. Kelly is an active member of the firm’s Board practice and also works with private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Diversified Search Group, Kelly was Executive Vice President and Managing Director with Slayton Search Partners, with oversight responsibility for the firm’s Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices. Earlier, he spent 13 years with Russell Reynolds Associates, where he was a Partner in the firm and managed its Atlanta office.

Before entering the executive search, Kevin pursued a career in marketing and advertising, most recently in account service with the Atlanta ad agency Cole Henderson Drake. Earlier, he spent several years in marketing with the Coca-Cola Company. He began his career in the management training program at Universal Leaf Tobacco.


Education

MBA
University of Virginia

BA, Economics
University of Virginia