Analyst Profile

Michael Kelley

Michael Kelley

Sr Director Analyst

5 years at Gartner,  29 years industry experience

Location:  KS USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Michael Kelley is a Sr. Research Director in the Secure Business Enablement group at Gartner, focusing on identity and access management.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Kelley served in in the private sector leading both the Identity and Authentication, and the Security Operations organizations at Koch Industries. He also served as an Identity Strategy Architect focused on the migration of a global enterprise to identity federation and modern authentication. Mr. Kelley managed refreshes of enterprise PKI, Rights Management, and Active Directory, and drove implementations of Certificate Life Cycle management and Virtual Directory platforms. Prior to this, he held several technical positions with DeCrane Aircraft/Precision Pattern Inc., and with Hewlett Packard and Compaq in support of General Electric Aircraft Engines.

Professional Background

  • Compaq/HP, Network Administrator, 8 years
  • DeCrane Aircraft, Network Engineer, 2 years
  • Koch Business Solutions, Koch Industries, Manager/Leader, Identity and Authentication, Network Security Operations, 12 years


  • Cowley County Community College
  • Kansas State University