Kelly Kinnavy

Market Consulting Director & Employee Owner

Kelly Kinnavy

Alma Mater
Purdue University

What She’s Passionate About

Kelly is passionate about helping people effectively transition through change to maximize their performance.

Professional Experience

Kelly joined TiER1 in August as a principal consultant in strategic change. A seasoned veteran in change management, she was a senior manager in change management with W.W. Grainger for the past 11 years. She led the organization change management team for a large global SAP program as well as the led the implementation of an integrated talent management strategy. Prior to joining Grainger, she worked for Accenture for 13 years in a consulting position. Her focus was on change management, performance support, and usability, and she worked with a number of clients in both higher education and government.

An Unlikely Path

Kelly switched her major her junior year of college from pre-med to technical writing. She wanted to be a pediatrician but, decided it was going to take too long to be a doctor. She always loved to write so technical writing was a great choice. In the summer, she temped for different companies. One summer she worked at Novartis in their cafeteria and was responsible for the sandwich station as well as washing the dishes.

How She Makes a Difference

Kelly participated in an event called Feed My Starving Children with her son’s cross-country team. It was a rewarding afternoon spent packing nutritious meals for hungry children around the world and hanging out with a great group of kids.

Fun Facts

Kelly’s favorite movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and her favorite quote is “Remember no man is a failure who has friends.” She has been married for 18 years and has five children ages six to 15 years.