CEO Discovery - Meet our Kelly S. Harris - Founder & CEO

Kelly S. Harris

Founder & CEO

Kelly S. Harris is a serial entrepreneur with deep experience in executive search in Asia and North America. Most recently, she has advised CEOs on opportunities in private equity. She has also built relationships with financial sponsors with fund sizes ranging from $500 million to $20+ billion. Kelly launched the online CEO Discovery platform in 2021 to enable these two groups to connect more directly and without gatekeepers. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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Bryan Moore CEO Discovery Chief Operating Officer

Bryan Moore

Chief Operating Officer

Bryan Moore has more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience in multiple award-winning hypergrowth technology companies. He has lead teams spanning 20 countries across East Asia, North and South America, Southern and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. Bryan is deeply passionate about delivering astounding customer experiences and developing exceptional teams, leading him to join CEO Discovery in early 2022. He graduated with an AB in Economics and Psychology from Harvard University.

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Lacey Pletcher

Head of Client Services

Lacey Pletcher has extensive experience in executive search, customer success, and program management, most recently leading the technical development team for the CEO Discovery platform. Having worked in a diverse set of industries and roles, Lacey is a deeply skilled relationship builder. She holds an MBA in Business Leadership from the University of Notre Dame and a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University.

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Samantha Sessa

Vice President of Client Relations

Samantha Sessa brings a diverse background in sales and marketing, focusing on financial services. She has navigated the dynamic landscape of corporate sales, most recently at Salesforce. Samantha graduated from Gettysburg College with a double major in Economics and Political Science.

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Elizabeth Fallon

Talent Acquisition

Elizabeth Fallon has significant experience in the large cap bank lending sector working for multi-national banks and has an extensive network and knowledge of the private equity sector. Elizabeth has a strong track record in identifying and advising CEO talent that is suitable for leadership positions at portfolio companies. Elizabeth is a graduate of Baylor University.

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Wendy Leon

Talent Acquisition

Wendy Leon has extensive experience in the field of healthcare services. She has worked in the healthcare sector at Standard & Poor’s, as an editor for a medical journal, and as a health coach and wellness consultant. She has a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and a BA in English from Wellesley College.

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Muhammad Naeem

Technology Operations

Muhammad Naeem brings more than 20 years of experience as a project manager, web developer, and graphic designer to CEO Discovery. Naeem has spent his career helping young companies enhance their marketing and sales efforts. Naeem was a graduate of Al-Khair University in Islamabad, Pakistan before immigrating to the United States.

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