Mr. Kelly has been involved in the professional employer organization industry since 1990. He was originally hired by the original four shareholders of Staff Leasing, Inc. to oversee their third party administrator (TPA) responsible for processing medical and dental claims. Over the next several years, he spent time in numerous management roles within Staff Leasing, including benefits (as Director) and Information Technology (as Director of Payroll Reporting Technologies).
In 1998, he co-founded a PEO sales and marketing company, which at the time was one of the first independent sales agencies in the industry. In 2000, he joined forces with colleagues from Staff Leasing to acquire Professional Employers Group as the Chief Operating Officer. This enterprise later became Employee Leasing Solutions, Inc. (ELS). ELS quickly grew to become one of the largest privately owned PEO’s in Florida, surpassing 24,000 worksite employees in 2007.
After a brief retirement in 2011, Mr. Kelly acquired most assets of ELS and began operations as Workforce Business Services, Inc. on January 1, 2012.
Mr. Kelly is a graduate of Furman University (BA) and the Sykes College of Business (MBA University of Tampa).