Adam Kelley
40 Under 40, Class of 2022

Adam Kelley

Company

Metrolina Greenhouses

Job Title

Chief Information Officer

Accomplishments

  • Responsible for building “a best-in-class analytics and IT group” and watching them develop as leaders who demonstrate true ownership in their subject matter and areas of expertise.
  • Led a team of 15 IT professionals in developing and implementing an in-store app that allows field teams to manage the business daily in real-time in the palms of their hands.

Extracurricular

Out of the Wild and Into the Greenhouse: While most of Adam’s professional career has been in analytics and innovation, his degrees are in wildlife biology, and he spent most of his graduate school career studying waterbirds.

Fun Facts

Working off Their Turkey Dinner: Adam comes from a large family that is a “very competitive group” and holds a multi-event Family Olympics every other Thanksgiving.





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