Advisory Team

Expert guidance gives your business the tools to expand.

John Kelly

Business Advisor

John brings executive leadership, and experience delivering corporate and fiscal results,

Well known in the agricultural sector in the private (worked with several large global multi-national companies and start-ups), public and not-for-profit sectors.  Experienced R&D lead (crop protection), livestock nutritionist, horticulture leader, and serial entrepreneur.

He has managed staff, committees and multi-million dollar budgets while engaging corporate, start-up and not-for-profit boards and industry associations with direct experience leading teams responsible for finance, administration, information management, human resources, communications, innovation and risk management.

He currently is established in corporate, board and advisory positions in multiple public and private sector business ventures

  • Strategic corporate analysis and direction
  • Understanding corporate and governmental culture
  • Research and development plan deployment and execution
  • Finance and investment 
  • Operational planning and execution
  • Large contract strategy, negotiation and management
  • Multiple sector expertise (Human, Animal, Plant, Horticulture)
  • Managing multiple priorities simultaneously 

Professional History

KeliRo Company Co.

2001 - Present

Founded and helped grow this life sciences consulting firm specializing in agriculture, food, cleantech, genomics

Bioenterprise Corporation

2016 - Present

Chief Innovation Officer focus on ag and food tech with finance and ROI, R&D, marketing, management, communications and strategy

DNA stack

2016 - 2019

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable

Growers Association

2014 - 2016

As President of this company, mentored the CEO to move the company to a globally leading digital and data management position in genomics

Responsible for policy implementation, not-for-profit management, positioning of provincial and federal government policy, sector development


      Ph.D. Animal Biochemistry, University of Guelph

      M.Sc. Animal Physiology, University of Alberta

      B.Sc. (Agr.).  University of Guelph