Peter Kelly teaches S543, “Entrepreneurial Acquisition,” and S355, “Managing Growing Enterprises.” He has been a regular guest and case subject in “Formation of New Ventures” (S353), “Managing Growing Enterprises” (S355), and “Building & Maintaining Professional Sales Organizations” (S551). Mr. Kelly draws from experience starting a search fund, leading a growing healthcare services business for 17 years, executing 25 acquisitions with a team, and investing in various businesses.
Mr. Kelly is a Board Director of ResponseLink, LLC, eCompliance LLC, AquaVita Holdings, Krueger-Gilbert Health Physics, Inc., and NorthStar Anesthesia. He is the former Chief Financial Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer, from 1993 to 2010, of Pacific Pulmonary Services (“PPS”), a healthcare provider of home respiratory services acquired in 1993 by the search fund that Kelly co-founded. Since 2008 PPS has been a subsidiary of a multinational company.
Mr. Kelly is a former Board Director of PPS, Guardian Home Care Holdings, Inc., Medical Equipment Distributors, Inc., The Governance Institute Inc., the Council for Quality Respiratory Care, and the American Association for Homecare. He also teaches a course at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and is an investor in private companies and active search funds. Prior work experience includes TA Associates, a risk capital firm where he originated investments in software and communication companies.
Mr. Kelly was an undergraduate student at Stanford, where he received both a Bachelor of Arts in Science, Technology and Social Theory and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1985. After working in venture capital, he returned to Stanford and earned an MBA from the Graduate School of Business. He lives in Marin County, California, with his wife and their two children.