As Chief Executive Officer of LGS Innovations, Kevin Kelly oversees the development and implementation of the company’s strategy while ensuring each of the associated corporate centers are operating in accordance with the long- and short-term objectives of that plan.
Mr. Kelly brings more than 20 years of experience to LGS Innovations in the areas of research, engineering, strategic planning, and organization leadership. Prior to being appointed CEO, Mr. Kelly served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Senior VP of Strategy. In these roles, he oversaw the company’s foundation as a FOCI-mitigated, wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent in 2007, and eventually led the efforts to partner with a team of private equity investors from Madison-Dearborn and CoVant to purchase the company and migrate it to become an independent and key platform company within Madison-Dearborn’s portfolio.
Prior to Mr. Kelly’s 15-year history with LGS Innovations, he held senior positions within General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GD-AIS) and Lockheed Martin.
Mr. Kelly holds a BS-EE degree from Penn State and a MS- Engineering Management/Systems Engineering degree from George Washington University. He has held board and advisory positions with the LGS Innovations Board of Directors, Innovative Technologies Council of INSA, AFCEA, IEEE, the National Advisory Council for GW-SEAS, and several other firms. Mr. Kelly is also a proud member of Engineering Hall of Fame at GWU SEAS.
In 2016, Mr. Kelly was selected as a Finalist in for the “Executive of the Year” award sponsored by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Professional Services Council. In 2017, he was appointed Chair of the Technology and Innovation Council of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and also named as one of WashingtonExec’s “25 Leaders in Government Contracting You Should Know About.”