The Founder's role in making an entreprenurial organization

Devin and Jim talk with Tim Kelly on his research what makes a company "entreprenurial"

Tim Kelly is the President and Founder of Kelly Private Equity Consulting (aka OptiCulture Consulting; 2013 – Present). Kelly Private Equity Consulting focuses exclusively on helping private equity general and limited partners achieve maximum long-term financial performance and firm-level success. The company utilizes best-in-class competitive analysis to strengthen organizational dynamics, enhance risk and decision processes, focus brand messaging, and achieve firm-wide cultural symmetry. Previously, Tim was a Partner at Adams Street Partners, LLC (2003 – 2013) and a member of the Primary Partnership Investment Team before his retirement in 2013. In this position, he was a senior partnership investment team manager (AUM of approximately $25 billion) specializing in all facets of global, non-venture, fund investments. He was an active member on over 15 fund advisory boards, the primary monitor of over 20 fund relationships, and a member of the firm’s Primary Fund Investment Sub-Committee. As Partner, he developed a strong network of general partner, limited partner, and client relationships worldwide and was a frequent speaker at industry-wide conferences and general partner off-sites. He led Adams Street's partnership team in attributed portfolio investment performance and in sourcing secondary fund and co-investment opportunities. Most recently he served as an Advisor to the firm (2014). His industry expertise includes: financial services, manufacturing, business services, and consumer; additional expertise with distressed and partnerships employing complex investment strategies, risk management, firm governance, and private equity best practices. Previous professional experiences include: Managing Director, GE Commercial Finance – Global Investment Management at General Electric (1998 – 2003), Senior Investment Manager in the Investment Department at Allstate Insurance Company (1988 – 1998), and Associate Counsel, Corporate and Investment Law Teams at Allstate Insurance Company (1988 – 1994). Tim has his MBA in Economics and International Business from University of Chicago/Booth; his JD from The John Marshall Law School; and, is in the final stages of completing his PhD in  Psychology (Organizational concentration).