Kelly Olexa is by far, one of the most exceptional business persons I know. I met Kelly in her early years at VHT, when she immediately identified a strategic business partnership with my company, Firetap. From that first meeting, I knew that this was someone I WANTED to do business with long term.
Kelly makes an amazing first impression. She has the ability to walk into a crowded event and draw people to her. When you meet her, you sense her overwhelming enthusiasm for life and for her work; you realize that she is incredibly knowledgeable and intelligent, yet humble and down to earth, with an unbeatable sense of humor.
I have been fortunate to work with Kelly over the years and have watched her improve and grow as a professional daily. She works tirelessly to learn more and to continually exceed her goals.
If Kelly is hired to run a mile, she will run 25. Her ability to think outside the box, to see opportunity before others can even conceptualize it has worked to her advantage. Kelly will see an opportunity and attack it without fear. She has the uncanny ability to get her foot in the door at the highest level and engage top decision makers in strategic conversations. More importantly, Kelly’s genuine personality, sincerity and dedication turn those initial conversations into long-term relationships.
If you are looking for the “face” of your company, Kelly Olexa is it. This is the one you want representing your company, selling and evangelizing your services or products or capabilities. She is the one you want managing your relationships, because if so, they will become more fruitful and solid than ever before.
I describe Kelly as a tenacious, hardworking, driven, ambitious professional who also has unbelievable sales and business development skills. She is honest and trustworthy, knowledgeable yet coachable, vivacious, energetic and incredibly positive. I would hire Kelly in a second if I were to have the appropriate position available. And if I were fortunate enough to have her on my team, I would do whatever it takes to keep her there.