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Tom Kelly

Chief Operating Officer

Tom is an experienced, entrepreneurial digital agency leader with 15+ years of experience building business in both the UK and the US. Tried and tested team builder, able to blend teams of the most talented people in our industry to create outstanding digital products and experiences for our clients.

Originally from the west coast of Scotland, with a number of years spent in Cambridge, England, before relocating to the US to lead the expansion of a British agency's global footprint. Tom is also an advisory board member for a tech startup as well as a mentor at 1871.

Outside of work, Tom is a passionate amateur photographer, car enthusiast and traveler.

Gradually, then suddenly

Ernest Hemingway when asked how he went bankrupt

Favorite Vacation Spot

Road tripping to the national parks out west

Favorite Beverage

Vieux Carre

Favorite TV Show

Always Sunny

Favorite Challenge Food

As a child on holiday I would challenge myself to eat at least one pizza per day... I was a little chubby

Hidden Talent

Played saxophone in my high school orchestra, won Scottish and British national championships and played in various spots around Europe

Weird Fact

Both my grandfathers were born in the 1890's and were 55 when they had my mother and father

Fun Fact

Grew up in a small town on the West Coast of Scotland and after graduating university moved to Cambridge in England before moving to Chicago in 2016

Something You Hate


Favorite Pastime


Favorite Restaurant

Mott Street

Favorite Song To Dance To

Insomnia by Faithless

First Concert

Bruce Springsteen

Favorite Nicholas Cage Movie

Con Air

Most Famous Celebrity Met

Stephen Hawking

First Job

Office Junior at a Law Firm

What You Wanted to Be When You Grew Up