Millennium Magazine_9th Ed

166 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ENTREPRENEURS Equipped with a natural entrepreneurial spirit and years of experience, Kenneth Kelly is the president and chief executive officer of Strativia, which he established in 2007. A technical and professional services company, Strativia is located in Bowie, Maryland, and has been recognized extensively for its expertise in the software industry and service to its customers. Named #17 on D.C.’s Fasting Growing Companies list and featured in theWashington, D.C., Journal, the business was ranked highly on the Inc. 5,000 list and is noteworthy as a premier source of services in the sciences and engineering fields. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kelly worked for Visual One Systems as a product manager, where he managed financial management software installation projects at hotels and resorts across the globe. Serving Visual One Systems from 1999 to 2001, he went on to become an implementation manager for Micros Systems, Inc., for the following six years, where he managed large cross-functional teams in which he implemented property management and financial software solutions for large hotel chains. From 2008 to 2010, he was the director of eFinancial Portals, and from 2013 to 2016, he was a chairman and board member of the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council. Mr. Kelly is the recipient of a Bachelor of Science in business management from Potomac College and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He also completed executive management training at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and is a certified Project Management Professional. He attributes his success to the influence of his parents, who were both hard-working professionals. They instilled in Mr. Kelly the value of education and a diligent work ethic. Although his career has been filled with highlights, Mr. Kelly is especially proud of developing his own niche in the market in which he can accurately identify new trends and respond to them efficiently. In 2018, his firm won a large contract with the National Institute of Science and Technology, which propelled his business into research development and engineering. Looking forward, he would like to grow his business to 1,000 employees. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee KENNETH KELLY PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Strativia Bowie, MD