2020 Annual Conference Speakers
Jeff Kelly is a Partner and co-founder of OceanSound Partners, a middle-market private equity firm that invests in U.S.-based technology and technology-enabled companies operating primarily in the industrial, government, enterprise, and communications technology sectors. Prior to co-founding OceanSound, Mr. Kelly worked at H.I.G. Capital where he focused on investing in middle market companies operating in the aerospace, defense and government technology markets. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital in 2016, Mr. Kelly was a Principal at Veritas Capital where he invested in aerospace, defense and government technology companies. Prior to joining Veritas Capital in 2008, Mr. Kelly was a Vice President in the Leveraged Finance Group of Goldman Sachs, and he began his career at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Kelly received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Kelly lives in New York with his wife and two children.
Ron is establishing Generosity as the New Gold Standard. Through his work as the Founder and CEO of the Replenish Foundation, over 600 companies and 65,000 volunteers have been empowered as a force for good across America. The impact of Ron’s work is forging next level relationships between businesses, stakeholders, employees and customers in shared values. In the process, companies are shifting from obligatory CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) to growth oriented CSO (Corporate Social Opportunity). As a sought-out speaker and coach, Ron advocates generosity while equipping executive leadership teams and employees to engage, with their stakeholders and customers, in a greater purpose that accelerates business.