Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly

Professional services, business development, management consulting, consultative sales, business strategy, human resources, entrepreneurial coaching

Management Consultant, Business Advisor, Entrepreneurial Investor

Jim Kelly is a highly experienced, strategic management consultant, sales leader and versatile relationship manager working with executives from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He has a strong business background with solution orientation, and an impressive track record of strong results in sales, revenue growth, client retention and client satisfaction. During a 30 year career at Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt), Jim built trusted relationships with clients while providing consulting and outsourcing solutions to their people-related needs. As leader of the Midwest Client Management group at Hewitt Associates, Jim coached and developed teams of account executives, responsible for annual revenues of $500 million. As a partner/owner for over twenty years, Jim held many leadership roles, including the Global Leader Forum which represented the top 1% of the firm.

Jim’s areas of expertise include business strategy, consultative sales, human resources, and communication. His collaborative approach and insightful analysis ensures solutions that address all critical perspectives.
Jim is an advisor and member of the management team for Mastermind Advisory Board. He also serves on the Board of Mid American Group, an employee benefits and insurance brokerage firm headquartered in Westmont, Illinois. As a member of Heartland Angels, Jim enjoys advising entrepreneurs on business strategies and execution approaches, as well as investing in select opportunities.

In addition, Jim serves on the Midwest Board of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF as well as the Business Advisory Board for Robert Morris University. He also acted as Treasurer for Friends of Susan Sweeney, candidate for Illinois State Representative. Jim holds a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He successfully completed the CPA exam and is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries.