John P. Connelly – Co-Founder
John Connelly is currently the owner and founder of both Dynamic Solutions Group, which provides managed IT services, and the independent staffing firm Tower 8 Staffing Solutions. John was also one of the founders of the bank USAmeriBank, and two insurance brokerages, The Connelly Insurance Group and Connelly, Carlisle, Fields & Nichols. Under John’s leadership, both the bank and the two insurance brokerages enjoyed substantial growth, and were ultimately sold to large, publicly-traded companies.
John and his daughter Kaley formed The Connelly Group with the goal of combining outside capital, advisory services, and management in order to build and enhance entrepreneurial companies. Based in Clearwater, Florida, The Connelly Group targets firms located in the southeast United States with EBITDA of less than $2.5 million.
In addition to his professional leadership, John is deeply involved in the Tampa Bay community. He is currently a board member for several organizations, including the University of South Florida (USFSP) Board of Trustees, the House of Prayer, and the YMCA of the Suncoast. He has also held leadership positions with the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, Morton Plant Hospital, and Belleair Country Club. He is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas, a program developed to enhance community leadership.