Kelly has led the growth of four innovative companies from early stage to market-leading entities, covering a broad span of compute and networking. At Hazelcast Kelly brings his unique experience of driving high-value innovation, including open-source models, into the infrastructure of the world's largest customers.
Prior to joining Hazelcast in July 2018 he was SVP & GM of the Software Business Unit at Brocade Communications, the result of Brocade's acquisition of his former company, Vyatta, which pioneered software-defined networking and delivered the most widely used software networking operating system in the world.
Kelly has a Bachelor's degree from Washington State University where he is an advisor to the Honors program, and an MBA from Cornell University where he is a guest lecturer.
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