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Kenn Kelly

Never Settle
In 2005, after graduating Cum Laude as a first generation student from the CSU Kenn took a role at Accenture in their Management Consulting practice specializing in strategy & implementation of ERP solutions for 7 Fortune 100 clients. In 2007 he then moved to CA and co-found Blue Chip Exec, a tech startup in Silicon Valley which was acquired and now called ConnectUp. At Blue Chip he built a B2C SaaS platform connecting high caliber individuals to VP level jobs and above. In that they had 600K+ active users, white-labeled in Wal-Mart and Williams Sonoma, and raised $9M in VC funding. After five years he transitioned to a non-managing shareholder of ConnectUp.com and in 2011 came back to Colorado and took a role as CIO at Clvr TV - an Interactive Video Player tech startup - and grew it from $1K to $80K monthly recurring revenue and from 1 to 24 employees. During that time he also co-founded 25 in Change which is a nonprofit working to end world hunger and obesity. In 2012 he co-founded and launched Never Settle which builds SaaS platforms, WordPress enterprise solutions for businesses, and developer based WordPress and WooCommerce plugins for businesses such as BitCoin, Urban Mattress, JellyTelly, Nerd Fitness, & Phil Vischer. In 2012 he also co-founded Osana, a cause based company fighting to end malaria and sanitation based deaths around the world with an all natural mosquito repellent soap.