Kelly is a co-founder of Pluscios. She has 25 years' experience in capital markets and
alternative asset investing and serves as the firms COO.
Prior to founding Pluscios, Kelly was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Capital
Management (formerly Banc One Capital Management) (the "Bank"), the Bank's hedge fund investing group which
invested both proprietary and client assets in portfolios of hedge funds. Kelly was one of three voting
members of the Investment Committee responsible for all aspects of portfolio management including portfolio
construction, manager selection and on-going manager monitoring. Kelly was also a member of the group's
Management Committee. Additionally, Kelly had primary responsibility for product design and development,
product launches and lifecycle management, and had oversight for all aspects of the business operations.
Kelly also spent several years in the mid-nineties as a lawyer for the Bank's
Corporate Investments and Capital Markets Groups. Kelly structured and negotiated complex domestic and
international commercial finance transactions including tax-related transactions, derivatives, foreign
exchange transactions and hedge fund, venture capital, asset backed and collateralized debt obligation
investments. She participated in the strategy development and directed the creation of offering documents for
a hedge fund of funds; structured the first foreign tax credit transaction for the Bank; and participated in
the development and launch of new derivatives products.
Kelly began her career as an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom and
Mayer, Brown & Platt.
Kelly received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at
Northwestern University, a J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a B.A. in communication studies from
Northern Illinois University. Kelly is a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, the Chicago Finance Exchange, the
National Association of Securities Professionals and is on the Illinois Board of Gift Adoption.