Top 25 Execs to Watch in 2019

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Dennis Kelly, Buchanan Edwards

Dennis Kelly, president and CEO, Buchanan & Edwards, Inc.

Under Dennis Kelly’s leadership, Buchanan & Edwards has grown both organically and through acquisitions and is expected to continue its forward march in 2019.

“In addition to strong organic growth, the acquisition of R2C has expanded our customer footprint, contract vehicle access and created a more diverse customer base,” Kelly said.

A Navy veteran and professional with more than 25 years of government contracting experience, Kelly is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University, where he teaches in the Executive MBA Program.

Why Watch:

While work in 2018 focused on helping organizations transform through areas such as big data analytics, cloud solutions and cyber intelligence, Buchanan & Edwards is entering 2019 with several new infrastructure supports designed to foster growth. Those include a new accounting platform as well as business development systems.

“Over the last couple of years, we have been working to transition Buchanan & Edwards to operating in the full and open competitive market by delivering forward-focused technology solutions for programs of national importance,” Kelly said. “We are now ready to embark on the next stage of our impressive growth story.”

On the industry front, 2019 could be the biggest year for M&A and consolidation in over a decade, Kelly said, as companies seek to “reposition their portfolios into the fast currents of the federal budget.”

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