Business 100 - 2012

Brian Kelley/Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Brian Kelley is CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. He assumed leadership of Green Mountain on December 3.

Brian’s career has spanned 29 years, with experience at Procter & Gamble, GE, the Ford Motor Company (where he was the president of Lincoln Mercury), 5 years as the president and CEO of SIRVA (a $4 billion global relocation company which Brian took public in 2003), and 5 years with Coca-Cola.

He joined Coca-Cola in 2007 as president of its $6 billion non-carbonated beverages business in North America, and was selected in 2010 to lead the integration of the company’s acquisition of Coca-Cola Enterprises and the formation of Coca-Cola Refreshments. After the integration, Brian was named chief product supply officer for Coca-Cola Refreshments.

Brian was the third of seven children born to an Irish Catholic family in Cincinnati, OH. His great-grandfather Eugene emigrated from Co. Cork in the mid-1880s. A graduate of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA with a degree in economics, Brian lives in Atlanta with his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters, Erin and Gwen.