Managing Principal & Managing Director for Asset Management

A Lexington native, Kelly has over 30 years of experience in professional money management. As a 1979 Air Force Academy Graduate and retired F-16 fighter pilot, he has ingrained the core values of the Academy into his everyday life, “Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.” Kelly has been selected as a featured speaker at many peer financial conferences and has experience teaching college undergraduate and continuing education courses in Finance, Investment, and Macro-Economics. Kelly formerly served as an Assistant Vice President with Merrill Lynch before founding Spectrum Financial Alliance Ltd., L.L.C., the successor entity of Buckley Financial Advisory Ltd., L.L.C. Kelly’s hobbies outside the office are weightlifting, target shooting, and travel.













Community Involvement


  • Member, Kentucky Chamber Small Business Policy Council
  • Chamber HOA Board Member


  • Treasurer, Board Member of God’s Pantry
  • Board Member, Community Action
  • President, HOA
  • President, Kentucky Young Republicans