Mr. John Kelly
External Relations Manager, Office of the National Ombudsman
Small Business Administration (SBA)
John Kelly has been with Small Business Administration for twelve years. First, at the SBA’s Washington, DC Metropolitan Area District Office where he served as a Business Opportunity Specialist for the 8(a) Program where assisted small business owners with their business development needs. Then, moving into his current role at SBA’s Headquarters, Office of the National Ombudsman, where he assist small business owners that feel they are being negatively affected by federal regulations, excessive audits, and unfair penalties and fines. Prior to that John spent 15 years as a Business Development and Finance Director for the Corporate Office of a national franchisor where he aided small business owners in the capitalization of their start up or expansion of their small businesses.