KEL's objective is to provide leadership and strategic direction in the information technology field, empowering the research, development, and implementation of various technical initiatives that support an institution’s mission. KEL recognizes that needs differ between institutions, and works with staff to help define the optimal solution.

about us

KEL was founded to help institutions maximize their investments in technology and staff. With IT budgets tightening and competition increasing, it is important for institutions to realize gains in efficiency through the synergy of optimal solutions and well-trained staff.

Our Mission: To define requirements, determine preferred solutions (including, where appropriate, the development of new software), and implement the identified solution across a broad range of industries and institutions, including education institutions, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.


KEL has worked with numerous institutions to help them improve services to their constituents. Going beyond analyzing and providing recommendations, KEL works with the institutions to design and implement the solution that leverages the strengths of their staff and investments in technology.

Our services include:

  • Product Development
  • Application Development
  • Systems Integration
  • Business Process Improvement
  • staff

    KEL staff have years of experience with various institutions, and have served in various capacities from executives to project managers to engineers. KEL has expertise in strategic IT planning, product development, program management, and organizational planning and staff development. KEL partners with various industry experts to provide the most qualified staff and deliver the solutions clients expect.

    KEL founder, Rob Layton, most recently served as Senior Vice President at newBrandAnalytics (nBA) where he was responsible for IT infrastructure, operations, and product management of data acquisition, mining, and processing. Prior to nBA, Rob served as COO / CIO at Campus Partners and Vice President at The Evans Consluting Group. He began his career in higher education at his alma mater, The Johns Hopkins University. More information about Rob can be found at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rlayton.

    contact us

    For more information, you can contact us at info@kelgroup.com or 571-882-1635.

    If you are interested in joining KEL, please mail your resume and a cover letter detailing salary expectations to careers@kelgroup.com.