Dennis Kelly Jr. will provide strategic leadership as company completes rebrand and eyes growth opportunities
CHANTILLY, Virginia, May 30, 2019 – Following the company’s recent rebrand, Centauri, a leading provider of high-end engineering, intelligence, cyber security and advanced technology solutions, today announced that Dennis Kelly Jr. has been appointed as the company’s new president and chief operating officer. He will support CEO Dave Dzaran in executing the company’s strategy and vision.
Kelly joins Centauri as the new president and COO with more than 30 years of experience in the government contracting community. He has held numerous executive and operational leadership roles, including CEO, COO, business development, marketing, investor relations and corporate communications. At Centauri, Kelly will leverage his experience growing companies both organically and through strategic acquisitions and partnerships.
“Dennis is uniquely qualified to help Centauri identify strategic partners to expand our end-to-end capabilities and successfully integrate them into the organization to better meet customer mission requirements,” said Dzaran. “I look forward to working closely with Dennis to ensure Centauri continues its robust organic expansion.”
Kelly will also oversee Centauri’s talent acquisition team, with a focus on leveraging advances in mobile computing and artificial intelligence to quickly identify top talent and streamline the process to bring them into the company.
“As Centauri continues to expand, our top priority remains identifying the most qualified individuals to help our government partners achieve their mission,” said Dzaran. “Dennis’s proven track record of finding and attracting the industry’s top talent will be crucial to our company’s success in the national security market and maintaining our position as one of the most sought-after workplaces in the industry.”
In his new role, Dennis will be joined by two additional new members of the leadership team: