Dennis Kelly

  • Chief Executive Officer

    Dennis Kelly, Tyto’s Chief Executive Officer, brings over 30 years of executive experience in the defense and intelligence industry and a proven record of advancing growth, business development, and operational excellence.

    A visionary and strategic leader, U.S. Navy veteran, and a prominent and respected active contributor to the government contracting industry and community, Dennis has held offices such as chief executive officer and president and served in chief operating officer roles in several businesses where he developed strategic plans that successfully led enterprises towards enhanced profitability and unprecedented growth.

    Throughout his career, Dennis has served as an executive leader for several fast-growing companies in the government technology and national security sectors.

    Prior to Tyto Athene, Dennis served as CEO of Eqlipse Technologies, where he led the development and execution of a growth strategy to expand the company into new Department of Defense and Intelligence Community mission areas. He also led Eqlipse through seven strategic acquisitions and associated integrations over eighteen months. Prior to Eqlipse, Dennis served as President and COO of CenTauri, a space, directed energy, cyber and intelligence solutions firm. At CenTauri, he led a team responsible for doubling the size of the business in less than eighteen months. and built a BD team capable of embracing new opportunities that expanded the pipeline to over $4B in qualified opportunities and realized an average sixtypercent win rate.

    Dennis’s career as an executive leader also includes firms such as Buchanan & Edwards, Inc., IOMAXIS, LLC, A-T Solutions, PAE, Tech Team Government Solutions, and Anteon International, Inc.

    Dennis has served as co-chair of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce GovCon committee and was an adjunct professor in the George Mason University Executive MBA program. Previously, Dennis has been a member of the Board of the Professional Services Council and the USO of Metropolitan Washington–Baltimore and the executive committee for Annual D.C. Walk fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

    Dennis holds a bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University with a major in industrial engineering technology and a minor in computer technology. Dennis also earned an executive MBA from the University of Rhode Island.