As Director of Growth & Development for Kelly Benefits Strategies (KBS), Chris Holt serves on the Business Development Team, helping grow KBS’ customer base across all markets as well as developing and supporting new and veteran producers in their sales efforts.
Chris’ continuously expanding benefits knowledgebase enables him to evaluate and recognize the needs of both prospective and current clients to identify and advise the best benefits offerings for their business and employees. By acting as a liaison between new business producers and KBS’ Consulting and Operations teams, he helps ensure that the most real-time strategies are deployed and communicated as part of the sales process. Chris also works closely with KBS’ Marketing team to drive leads and opportunities for all KBS producers while evaluating and implementing growth strategy in new markets. He assists with driving data analytics and financial reporting tools to ensure they are interactive and valuable for KBS clients.
Chris first joined KBS during the summer of 2019 through Kelly Benefits’ college internship program. Upon graduation, he served at T. Rowe Price as a Financial Representative before rejoining KBS full-time in 2021 as an account manager for the Mid-Market Team. Shortly thereafter, he transitioned to the role of Account Executive & Project Manager, helping drive critical projects across all of KBS, including the enhancement of the organization’s Producer in Training (PIT) Program and its curriculum, including recruiting, hiring, training and development for newly hired KBS producers. Chris was promoted to his current position in 2023 and now leads the PIT program.
Chris graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He currently holds a State of Maryland insurance license.
Outside of KBS, Chris enjoys cheering on Baltimore’s sports teams and participating in outdoor sports, especially boating and fishing. He currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland, in the Hampden neighborhood.