November 22, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Colleen Kelly has been named as Chief of Staff.

In her role as Chief of Staff, Ms. Kelly is primarily responsible for community building, project management, administration, and investor relations. This development includes supporting interactions, communication, and growth of the Scale Community, as well as project and process management for ScaleCo and various portfolio companies. She will lead projects across a variety of strategic initiatives.

Colleen Kelly began her career as a Kindergarten Teacher with Teach for America in Mississippi. After returning to Ohio in 2017, Ms. Kelly joined Orange Theory Fitness as a Sales Associate and was promoted to Regional Sales & Operations Manager in less than a year. She was responsible for the creation of annual strategic planning, managed a team of staff of over 100 employees, and collaborated as a critical member of the corporate committee. In 2020, Ms. Kelly worked at Gaggle, a proactive digital safety tool for K-12 school districts, as a Regional Sales Specialist. Most recently, Ms. Kelly was a Business Operations Manager at Big Interview, an online interview training platform. Colleen Kelly is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history in business management, strategic planning, account management and team leadership that she brings to her role as Chief of Staff.

Outside of ScaleCo, Ms. Kelly is also an entrepreneur and freelance process professional. She owns  Colourwheel Bakeshop, a small bakery she runs out of her home and sells to a local coffee shop in Cleveland. Over the past year, she has worked with small to mid-sized businesses across a variety of industries, helping them audit, document, and share their processes within the organization.

We are thrilled to have Colleen on board as ScaleCo’s Chief of Staff” said ScaleCo Partner, Ashley Alber. “She is a wonderful addition to the team, and we are confident she will be an asset in supporting ScaleCo and our partner companies in their growth.”

Ms. Kelly stated that “ScaleCo is creating an exceptional community of entrepreneurs, operators, and employees, and I look forward to supporting the transformational growth of our committed capital fund with this talented group”.

ScaleCo’s investment strategy focuses on transforming small, plateaued, profitable businesses into sustainable growth companies by engaging ambitious — and often, first-time — entrepreneurs who have been trained to run companies with an outward, growth mindset.