Chief Information Officer
Kelly Turley serves in the role of CIO for Premier Data Services and is responsible for helping clients anticipate the impact new and emerging technologies may have on their business today and well into the future. As CIO, Kelly is responsible for defining the vision for Premier Data Services’ Infrastructure Teams Technology Services, identifying and communicating technology trends affecting clients’ businesses, and shaping the strategy for emerging services and offerings. Kelly has been designing and managing network infrastructures, servers, and IT business processes for more than 30 years and is a certified network and infrastructure professional holding MCSA, MSCE, and CNE certifications in computer technologies from Microsoft, Novell, Hewlett Packard, and many others since the early 1990’s.
Kelly has served as a Partner in other Managed Services companies - taking them to the next level. He prides himself on best-in-class client relationships and service, and this dedication to knowledge, education, and helping clients prosper using technology strengthens his ability to manage the Azure infrastructure team, technical and helpdesk staff, and future planning for client technology. His team employs cloud technologies that run the many companies Premier Data Services supports and partners with. By managing a team of Azure administrators, systems engineers, and support technicians, Kelly and the IT services team have successfully established themselves with their clients as “true” Trusted Advisors.
Born in Tampa, Florida, Kelly is also a Military veteran, sworn into US Army service in 1991 as a PFC in the US ARMY. He is an avid car enthusiast who enjoys “top down” motoring in his convertible whenever possible and traveling abroad in Europe where he spent much of his youth as child since his father was Air Force engineer. He served honorably in Germany and during the Gulf War as an electronics and communication repair technician. Kelly attended Advanced Individual Technical Training in Fort Gordon Georgia, where he graduated top of his class, and held a Top-Secret Clearance throughout his Military career. He received many military honors and awards for his highly technical accomplishments while serving and continues with his passion of technology by strengthening his knowledge of Information Technologies.