Kelly Perdew Bio
Kelly is the CEO of Fastpoint Games. Fastpoint Games is a leading developer of live, data-drive games that enable clients to engage, reward and monetize their users. Fastpoint Games leverages an award-winning, proprietary cloud-based platform to deliver clients customized games and integrated gaming solutions across any channel and around any set of structured data. The games-as-a-service model enables marketers, in virtually any industry, to offer their users an engaging, quality game experience quickly, without taxing their company’s resources. Fastpoint Games is privately held, and based in Los Angeles, CA. Investors include Allen & Co, Mission Ventures, DFJ Dragon and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide.
Kelly was previously the President of ProElite.com; an online social network that provides tools for combat sports enthusiasts. While Kelly was there, ProElite, Inc. raised over $40M, including $5M from CBS, and inked a 3-year exclusive deal with Showtime for airing its mixed martial arts (”MMA”) fights and televised the first network primetime MMA fight on CBS.
Kelly has held numerous leadership positions in such companies as CoreObjects Software; MotorPride.com, K12 Productions, and eteamz.com. Kelly was the President of the largest amateur sport portal on the web – eteamz.com – and helped build the company which is now serving more than 3.2 million amateur sports teams as part of Active Networks. Kelly was a Manager at Deloitte Consulting in the Braxton Strategy Practice and served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer and Airborne Ranger.
After winning the second season of the NBC hit show, The Apprentice, Kelly spent 2005 as an Executive Vice President in the Trump Organization, where he managed several projects. Kelly earned a BS from the US Military Academy, West Point, a JD from the UCLA School of Law, and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. Kelly authored, “TAKE COMMAND: 10 Leadership Principles I Learned in the Military and Put to Work for Donald Trump,” to provide guidance on how anyone can develop their leadership capabilities and he donates a percentage of the royalties to the USO.
Kelly is a nationally recognized speaker on leadership, technology, career development and entrepreneurship. He hosted a show on the Military Channel called “GI Factory” that looks at innovative military technologies and takes the viewer into the US factories where they are made and tracks them from raw materials to completed product. He is a celebrity spokesperson for Big Brothers/Sisters and The National Guard Youth Challenge Program. Kelly received a Presidential Appointment to the President’s Council on Civic Participation and Service in June 2006.