A History of Excellence & InnovationSince 1996

Since 1996, we have been serving our clients with distinction. As a Chicago-based boutique Business Consulting & Training Firm, we have placed innovation at the heart of our organization. In the Conformity & Compliance field we have introduced many first-to-market products including: Certified online training in 2001, Certified integrated systems training in 2012, Certified business consulting services that go significantly beyond conformity to deliver real results and make performance a habit™

Our mission is to help our clients deliver differentiating, substantial, and sustainable improvements to their performance, and to build an organization that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people

  • Our Core Values

    The Client Always Comes First. This means we always go above and beyond our abilities to deliver satisfaction to our clients every time!
  • Integrity

    We uphold absolute integrity, and we respect all customs and cultures.
  • Client Confidentiality

    We never reveal sensitive client information. Our focus is on making our clients successful.
  • Honesty

    We stay independent and able to disagree, regardless of the popularity of our views or their effect on our fees. We have the courage to invent and pioneer innovative solutions to problems. We do this to help build internal support, get to the real issues, and reach practical solutions.
  • Cost Effectiveness

    We expect our employees to spend client’s and our firm’s resources as if it were their own resources. Thus, no money is every spent in vain, and all resources are allotted efficiently.

Our History

We have a wealth of domestic and international experience with organization’s of all sizes, and thus we bring all our practical and diverse experience to our clients worldwide. Very few providers in the world can come close to matching our performance standards.

Kelmac Group® is certified by IRCA as a Training Provider. Since 1996 we have been the oldest IRCA Accredited Training Provider in Ireland, and we hold a broad range of accreditations in the fields of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 & FSSC 22000 as an independent provider.

On an annual basis Kelmac Group® trains hundreds of Auditors on our certified auditor training courses, and to date we have delivered our training solutions to more than 35 different countries in multiple languages. The company began operations in May 1996 initially offering IRCA certified training solutions. Over the years the range of products we offer has expanded.

The executive management team consists of Gerard Kelly, CEO and Eoin Philip Kelly, President. A team of over twenty experienced professionals and four support staff supports our executive management team.

Gerard Kelly - CEO

Gerard is the founder and CEO of Kelmac Group and one of the leading Management Systems Consultants in the world – he is also an expert facilitator of Learning, keynote business conference speaker, and seminar leader. Additionally, he is a senior executive advisor, consultant, author, and successful businessman.

"Gerard brings vast experience and knowledge in his role as an instructor, seminar leader, senior executive advisor & consultant to our consulting and training engagements"

Gerard started the company in 1996, and today in addition to many large-scale and small consulting projects across 30+ countries, he was the chief architect of the Kelmac Group’s management system auditor course curriculum which is one of the largest accredited management system course curriculum in the world; covering the fields of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/FSSC 22000, OHSAS 18001, ISO 13485, ISO 27001 and more.

Today, Gerard’s time is spent between Europe, the Middle East, USA, and Ireland.

Eoin P. Kelly - President

Eoin is the acting President of Kelmac Group® and executively manages the North American operations based in Chicago, IL. He also serves as Director of Kelmac Group [Ireland] & supports the Irish/UK operation daily in respect of strategy, marketing & sales and operations.

"I hope I will be able to oversee the continued growth of Kelmac Group as a leading innovator in the Conformity, Compliance and Business Performance Improvement Industry. As a boutique company, we are very passionate about the high quality of our offerings and hope to continue to add proven business value to our clients both in the U.S and worldwide"

Eoin joined Kelmac Group in 2006 (previously trading as Business Edge up until 2010) after graduating in International Business & German from the National University of Ireland, Galway.