David Kelly, Founder and Managing Director
David Kelly is the founder and Managing Director of Xenon Group and brings nearly 25 years of public and private sector operational experience.
David is the former VP and Global Lead for Service Delivery at Brightstar, a $10b provider of supply chain services.
He began his career in the private sector with Accenture after serving 5 years as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
During his 11-year tenure with Accenture, David led a variety of transformational supply chain, procurement and business operations programs.
David’s industry experience includes: private equity, telecommunications, retail, healthcare, energy, media and high tech, government, consumer packaged goods and homebuilding products.
His international work experience includes locations such as Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Qatar and Spain.
He holds an MBA from the University of Colorado and an APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management.
David lives in Denver with his wife and two children and enjoys quality family time and just about anything outdoors.
Fred Bentley, Senior Advisor
Fred currently serves as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Board member of DexKo Global. He has significant experience running global operations and growing businesses while working with world-class companies.
Prior to joining DexKo, Fred served as the CEO of Maxion Wheels, a $2.4 billion global automotive equipment supplier and the world’s largest wheel manufacturer. Before holding the CEO role, he led Maxion’s $1.2 billion European operations. He has previously held the position of COO and President of International Operations at Hayes Lemmerz, leading the company’s sale (to Maxion) and the divestiture of non-core businesses while significantly globalizing the core business.
Fred’s experience also includes six years running an international business with significant operational experience at Honeywell/Allied Signal and seven years in operations, finance, and strategy at Frito Lay. Fred has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
In his spare time, Fred enjoys traveling globally with his wife and two children and skiing the high country of Colorado.
Ramon Colomina, Senior Advisor
Ramon Colomina is Senior Advisor of Xenon Group with 27+ years of experience primarily in the High Tech and Communications industries. Ramon spent the last six years as a Senior Vice President at the SoftBank group, holding multiple leadership positions within the group companies (COO at SoftBank Product Group, CPO at Sprint). Before joining SoftBank, Ramon spent 17 years at Accenture consulting for Fortune 500 clients in the areas of Procurement and Supply Chain Management. He was an Executive Partner for 10 years at Accenture.
Throughout his career, Ramon has held management and senior executive positions at Hewlett Packard, Sony, British Telecom, Accenture and SoftBank/Sprint. While at Accenture he worked with clients such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Charter Communications, Alstom, Dell and Lockheed Martin among many others. Ramon holds an Engineering Degree from the Telecommunications Engineering School of Barcelona. Ramon also obtained his APICS CPIM and CIRM certifications early on in his career. He is also certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Airline Transport Pilot and an Instrument/Multiengine Flight Instructor.
In his spare time, Ramon spends as much time as he can with his two beautiful daughters, and also running outdoors and enjoying his flying privileges in the spectacular Rocky Mountain region.
Darin Powers, Senior Advisor
Darin Powers is a catalyst for positive change with a passion for investing in others and launching their success. He has more than 26 years of experience leading corporations and governmental organizations through large-scale transformations, generating significant EBITDA value in the process. Darin has been repeatedly called upon to envision and articulate new directions, translate strategy into effective operations, launch start-ups, accelerate expansion, and recover and optimize businesses.
A seasoned leader, Darin currently serves as President, Chief Operating Officer for NT Concepts and is the Principal of Verum Partners, a niche growth and leadership consultancy. Formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Toffler Associates, a strategy consultancy, Darin brings his talents to both commercial and governmental organizations, enabling clients to excel in our rapidly changing global marketplace. Prior to Toffler Associates, Darin served in executive and director roles for both DynCorp International and Northrop Grumman and held multiple command and staff roles as a Marine Corps officer. He now actively serves in Board of Director and Senior Advisor roles.
A business-minded technologist at heart, Darin possesses an MS in Space Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School, a BS Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and has taken executive education at the business schools of both the University of Chicago and the University of Virginia.