KELLY BLAKE | CO-FOUNDER & CEO
From December 2005 to January 2016 Kelly Blake held the position of Head of School at Bearspaw Christian School (BCS) and the President of the BCS Foundation.
For eight years, Kelly held the position of President and CEO at Vantis International Corp. Vantis specialized in electronic travel distribution services, marketing and revenue management for more than 5,000 travel industry clients in 70 countries. Vantis employed more than 360 people.
Prior to his leadership role with Vantis, Kelly held the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Vice President of Marketing roles at various times with HARS Systems, Inc. Prior to that, Kelly was Vice President of Marketing for Travel Systems, Inc., headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Before Travel Systems, Kelly was a Territory Accounts Manager with SmithKline Beecham a Fortune 500 consumer products company headquartered in the United Kingdom.
Kelly is the former Chairman of the Board of The Mustard Seed Foundation. He is the previous Chairman of the Board of TSX traded Guest-tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd and a former member of the boards of publicly traded TRVLSYS, Inc., HARS Systems, Inc., TravelClick, Great Kitchens for Less, Bearspaw Christian School Society, Thornhill Baptist Church, CORPATH and Life Spring Community Church. He is a former member of the Alberta Chapter of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of New Mexico and an Associate of Science Degree from the College of Lake County in Illinois.
Kelly has been married for 30 years and has three adult children. He resides in Calgary, Alberta and Phoenix, Arizona.