Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly brings three decades of leadership in security, special operations, investigations and intelligence to Rackspace. In the Air Force, Mr. Kelly rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He led teams involved in satellite surveillance, cybersecurity, and special operations; as a Department of Defense Senior Service Fellow, advised the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense; and received a Department of Defense meritorious service medal.


In the private sector, Mr. Kelly held the positions of vice president with Trident Data Systems, principal (select) at Deloitte, and CEO of iDefense. He led the Giuliani Advanced Security Center and served as executive director of IT risk transformation for Ernst and Young. Mr. Kelly is the author of From Stone to Silicon: a Revolution in Information Technology and Implications for Military Command and Control.


Mr. Kelly holds a degree in management from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MS degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology.