Zachary Kelly is an Executive Strategist with Amazon Web Services’ U.S. Federal Civilian organization. In this role, Zak helps customers plan and achieve large-scale mission objectives using the AWS cloud. Zak started his IT career as a programmer, moving up the ranks to software architect and software development manager. He spent four years managing business operations in global financial services, and began supporting the U.S. Federal Government in 2009. Since then Zak has held a variety of leadership roles in IT operations, engineering, solutions development, and sales to assist Federal customers.