Kelly Ireland, right

Kelly Ireland, right

Founder, CEO, CB Technologies

WHY: Runs Orange-based systems integrator, IT reseller with 10 offices. Ford, Boeing, Walmart among clients.

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RECENT: Woman-owned firm also OC’s No. 6 fast-growing large private company. $157.5M of revenue through June, up 57% from mid-2017 levels.

NOTABLE: Involved in IT industry since 1976, in the reseller industry since 1984. Started career as an IBM RPG II and RPG III programmer. Founded CB Technologies in 2001 in spare bedroom of home.

FUN FACTS: Favorite film, “To Kill a Mockingbird”; two sons: Jordan and Cameron.

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