Kelly honed his capital markets and credit proficiency by originating, structuring and executing leverage finance and private credit transactions throughout his 20+ year career. He has structured and executed over $5 billion in private equity-backed and corporate middle market investments across a broad range of capital structures and industries. Kelly also possesses significant experience with opportunistic credit, special situations and restructuring transactions.
Prior to co-founding Hudson Avenue Partners, Kelly led the New York office and private equity-focused, private credit efforts for Capitala Group. Previously, as head of originations for Czech Asset Management Kelly originated, structured, and executed over $1 billion in private equity-backed financing transactions. He also spent time at H.I.G. Whitehorse where he focused on the origination and execution of opportunistic middle market debt investments. Kelly began his career at GE Capital where, upon graduating from GE’s Risk Management Leadership Program, he focused on the underwriting, execution, and restructuring of leverage finance and securitization transactions.
Kelly received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business and his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.