Business 100 - 2011

Brian Kelley

Brian Kelley/The Coca-Cola Company

Brian Kelley’s business career has spanned 28 years, with experience at Procter & Gamble, GE, the Ford Motor Company (where he was the president of Lincoln Mercury), and 5 years as the president and CEO of SIRVA (a $4 billion global relocation company which Brian took public in 2003). He joined Coca-Cola in 2007 as president of its $6 billion non-carbonated beverages business in North America, and was selected in 2010 to lead the integration of the company’s acquisition of Coca-Cola Enterprises and the formation of Coca-Cola Refreshments. He is currently the chief product supply officer for Coca-Cola Refreshments.

Brian was the third of seven children born to an Irish Catholic family in Cincinnati, OH. His father, Tom, is the second generation of his family in the U.S. since his grandfather, Eugene, emigrated from Co. Cork in the mid-1880s.

A graduate of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA with a degree in economics, Brian has served on a number of Boards including Hertz, Mazda, SIRVA, VWR and the Internet Capital Group. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters, Erin and Gwen.