John D.S. Kelly

John D.S. Kelly

Chief Operating Officer

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4681    Fax: 215.981.4750

John D.S. Kelly is the chief operating officer of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Kelly is responsible for leading the administrative functions of the firm. In this role, he collaborates with the firm’s Executive Committee and other administrative leaders to communicate and implement effective business and practice support strategies and initiatives.

Mr. Kelly has more than 15 years of experience in global operations for professional services firms. Prior to joining Pepper, he was a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ global IT leadership, responsible for strategy implementation, establishing an operating framework, financial and investment planning, and business support functions.

Before that, Mr. Kelly was the director of global business services and head of procurement for Deloitte. He previously served as special projects director for Deloitte Central Europe, based in Prague.

Mr. Kelly has also served as CFO of HealthRight, a nonprofit focused on providing health care access to marginalized populations.


  • Bachelor's Degree, Accounting, University of Glasgow

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