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.

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.

Gerard Kelly - Senior Consultant, Advisor & Instructor

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.

Breda Kearney - Consultant Lead & Instructor

Breda is a highly qualified Microbiologist, formerly with Kerry Group, with extensive experience in Quality (ISO 9001), Food Safety (ISO/FSSC 22000) and Laboratory (ISO/IEC 17025). 

"Breda currently delivers Fundamentals, Internal Auditor & Lead Auditor level training courses at Kelmac Group in her Consultant Lead & Instructor position."

With her vast experience and hunger to teach it makes Breda an influential and well sought after Instructor.

Harry Field - Consultant & Instructor

Harry is a prominent Food Safety Attorney in the U.S. Harry operates in Commercial Litigation involving the handling of various litigation files including complex commercial litigation and contract disputes; USDA and FDA regulatory work – handling of administrative hearings and negotiation wit regulatory agencies which includes handling in the areas of crisis management.

"He provides consultation in areas regarding product recalls, seizures and withdrawals and assists in the assembly of crisis management programs for various food entities and the implementation of recall programs."

Harry also conducts audits in the areas involving risk, including in crisis management programs and insurance audits. Furthermore, he conducts reviews and audits of HACCP systems and provides help and assistance in design/redesign of HACCP related systems plus regularly teaches Introductory and Advanced HACCP classes in the U.S.

Sergio Lozano - Consultant & Instructor

Since 1997, Sergio has taught more than 25 ISO 9001 Lead Auditor course and is an internationally recognized trainer in Latin America. He has also personally delivered more than 50 Quality, Environmental and Integrated Internal Auditor workshops.

"Sergio can speak in addition to his native Spanish -German, English and Portuguese. This has helped immensely as a Consultant & Instructor."

In having completed over 350 3rd party registration audits for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 in Argentine, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, Sergio is very experienced auditor.

Saurya Chatterjee - Consultant & Instructor

Saurya Chatterjee has over 10 years of extensive experience in the Information Security Risk, Controls and Compliance audits and consulting space across multiple industries including automobile, airlines, industrial gas, pharmaceuticals, utilities generation and distribution, cloud services, digital and the BPO industry. Saurya joins us from Accenture’s Global Internal Audit Services where he was a Global IT Internal Auditor for nearly 5 years. Prior to Accenture, Saurya was with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he delivered IT audit services to PwC’s clients as an external IT auditor for close to 6 years.

"Saurya brings to the Kelmac Group his core audit and consulting expertise in IT operations management, application security, infrastructure security, network security, cloud security and BCP and DR across the various domains and industries he has delivered his services to over the years across Europe, Asia, North and Latin America and South Africa."

Saurya holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accounting from Calcutta University, India. He is a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and also holds the ISO 27001:2005 ISMS LA, BS 25999 BCMS LA and COBIT 5 Foundation Certifications.

Lorcan Ryan - Instructional Designer

Lorcan Ryan has over 10 years e-learning and technical communication experience in the medical, software and localization industries. Lorcan joins us from ICON Clinical Services where he was an instructional designer for almost 4 years. Prior to ICON, Lorcan worked as a technical writer for Technically WriteIT and Alchemy Software, and as a PhD researcher and lecturer in the University of Limerick. 

"Lorcan brings to the Kelmac Group his expertise in e-learning delivery and research across the various domains in which he has worked. "

Lorcan holds a PhD in Digital Content Development & Localisation, an MA in Technical Communication, and a BBS in Business Studies & Marketing. He is a published author and certified localization professional trainer.