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Kelly Perkins

Senior Business Solutions Analyst

Kelly Perkins joined Barr in 2023, bringing her expertise in technology and business systems to enhance the Foundation’s operational efficiency. Working closely with Barr staff and the IT team, Kelly focuses on evaluating and optimizing existing software products and processes to align to Barr’s strategic objectives and translating them into concrete business requirements. Kelly enjoys guiding project ideas from conception and design to successful delivery and implementation with the goal of making everyone’s work easier to accomplish.

Before joining Barr, Kelly worked for the Crosby Company of NH, a private family office where she gained valuable experience at the intersection of technology and business. Her track record is marked by innovation and self-motivation as she spearheaded numerous initiatives including application replacements, process improvements, project management, system implementations, vendor management, and user training. Kelly’s hallmark was her ability to work closely with and deeply comprehend her business partners’ workflows, enabling her to tailor technology solutions that maximized efficiency. Prior to her thirteen-year tenure at Crosby, Kelly spent eight years as a Senior Business Analyst at Fidelity Investments, where she honed her analytical skills and gained a strong foundation in financial services.

Kelly holds a master’s degree in business and certificate in information technology from Northeastern University, complementing her bachelor’s degree in finance from The University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Kelly currently resides in Peabody, where she enjoys quality time with her husband, twin daughters, and beloved pets.