Allison O’Kelly, founder and CEO for Mom Corps, the leading staffing company and job board for flexible employment, has spent more than 5 years in entrepreneurial leadership roles. O’Kelly founded Mom Corps in 2005.
Before founding Mom Corps, O’Kelly built her own CPA practice, O’Kelly and Company Small Business Services which she ran for 2 years. Prior to that, she was in the Selective Development Program at Toys R’ Us where she was responsible for launching the original Babiesrus.com Web site and running an $11 million store. Allison began her career in public accounting at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Recognized as an innovative entrepreneur and flexible work expert, O’Kelly has been featured in a variety of national media including: NBC’s Today Show, Oprah & Friends XM Radio Show, CNN, Newsweek Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Parenting Magazine, BusinessWeek.com, Yahoo.com, CNNMoney.com, New York Times, New York Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Charlotte Observer, and NPR’s Marketplace. She has also been a keynote speaker at the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business speaker series and a frequent speaker/panelist at Harvard Business School, Boston University, and the Georgia Society of CPAs among others.
Both O’Kelly and Mom Corps have earned numerous awards including the 2006 Working Mother Magazine’s “Entrepreneur Mom Award,” the 2007 University of Georgia, Terry College of Business’ “Outstanding Young Alumni Award,” and The Conference Board’s Work Life Leadership Council’s “Moving into the Future Award.”
A native of Potomac, MD, O’Kelly received her degree in accounting, cum laude, from the University of Georgia. She later earned her MBA from Harvard Business School. O’Kelly is a licensed CPA in Georgia and a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs. She also sits on the Alumni Board for The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. O’Kelly is a mother of two little boys who appreciate their mom’s hard work and flexible schedule.