Kelly Kierans has provided sales and marketing leadership to national companies for more than 12 years. Kelly currently serves as President of Celtic Testing Experts and is responsible for driving marketing initiatives, company culture, CTE’s aggressive business development, and operations expansions. CTE has provided software Quality Assurance (QA), thought leadership and software testing to a wide portfolio of global clients. Kelly is passionate about connecting with other IT professionals to solve their QA challenges while raising CTE’s brand awareness. She is actively involved in ATP where she sits on the Board of Directors. She is a member of Turknett Women in Leadership Group and TAG. In addition, she serves on the advisory board of ETS Solutions, and the Executive Advisory Council for the KSU Entrepreneurship Center. Kelly is a founder of a new organization called TEK, Technology Experts of Kennesaw. The goal of TEK is to bring local IT companies together and raise awareness of the IT ecosystem and talent in the Kennesaw area. She graduated from Radford University’s College of Business and Economics and is an alumnus from LaunchPad2X, the nation’s premier women’s entrepreneurship program.
Noel Kierans is the founder and CEO of CTE, and has successfully managed testing efforts on hundreds of projects. He and the CTE team have implemented new QA practices where none existed before, and have extensive experience helping clients enhance and improve existing QA processes and procedures. Noel’s goal is to bring QA to the forefront of IT and to raise the QA bar in every organization where CTE is engaged.
Before starting CTE, Noel worked as a principle consultant for more than 10 years for a leading consulting firm. Prior to his career in IT, Noel’s soccer career in Ireland led him to receive a scholarship to Georgia Southern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and information systems. Today, Noel still draws on his background in team sports, serving as a coach to his team of consultants and to his clients at the C-level.