Kelly Pfledderer ’96 – his risk paid off

To help celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011, WFYI Public Radio featured three Indianapolis entrepreneurs on its locally produced show, No Limits, on November 17.

Kelly Pfledderer ’96, Founder, President, and CEO of the Indianapolis IT company Apparatus , was part of the panel discussing their businesses.  The others were Martha Hoover, President of the Café Patachou restaurants; and Scott Jones, CEO of Cha Cha search engine. 

If you missed the show yesterday, you can still catch Kelly via podcast.  Click here for the No Limits podcast list and select the No Limits – Entrepreneur Week – November 17, 2011 link to listen.

Kelly, a German major, worked in the Wabash IT department for two years after graduation before he took his risk, which he discusses during the show, and funded by his own money founded and grew his company into one of the leading IT consulting firms in the Midwest.  Today Apparatus has almost 100 employees, is included on Fastest Growing IT Firm lists, and was named a Top Place to Work in Indianapolis.  Kelly has been named to the Indiana Business Journal’s “40 Under 40″ list.  Clients include Simon Property Group, Eli Lilly & Company, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Super Bowl.

Kelly was on campus as the Top Ten Scholarship Visit Day Keynote Speaker in early November.  At Homecoming 2011, he was the second recipient of Wabash’s Young Alumni Award. Kelly is the youngest elected member of the Wabash College Board of Trustees.

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