I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Lloyd Kelly when I wrote my first book The Cheap Handyman. Without his expertise, encouragement, and never-ending perseverance this book would never have been published by Simon and Schuster. He was always available and willing to help me navigate my way through the publishing world.
Lloyd is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with making it seamless to work with him. He always responded quickly to any situation that arose, making the journey of the book to its release, flawless. I am looking forward to working with him on my next book!
If you are ever fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with Lloyd, take it!
Brian S. Harris
Author of The Cheap Handyman
Lloyd has spearheaded a number of very successful new promotional marketing initiatives and partnerships that have dramatically expanded Chalkboard’s presence in the consumer book market. Lloyd has been exceptional at creating excitement about the Chalkboard brand with his team and in executing retail sales programs that have greatly exceeded my sales expectations.
CEO, Chalkboard Publishing
I had the pleasure of working with Lloyd when he was VP trade sales at HarperCollins Canada and also when he launched the Collins imprint, a new non-fiction imprint that quickly became a sales driver at the company. Not only did Lloyd consistently pick winners, he was able to see the big picture and the bottom line on massive projects involving multiple products. Lloyd understands sales and he understands consumers and what drives them to buy. He’s one of the most experienced and committed publishing professionals I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.
Director of Consumer Marketing, The Globe and Mail
Lloyd is a rare gem in the workforce today and an incredible asset to any team or organization. He is the definition of a consummate professional: dependable, knowledgeable, hard-working, supportive, fair, and extremely well-liked and well-respected. Anyone who works with Lloyd should consider him or herself very lucky.
Author and Lecturer, Language Logic: Practical and Effective Techniques to Learn any Foreign Languange
In my experience working with Lloyd, he has shown a thorough ability to understand challenging market conditions and is able to deftly exploit new market opportunities by growing new revenue streams through retail and non-traditional channels while building deeper more productive relationships with his partners. As a sales leader, he has been responsible for putting a strong team in place that has been able to consistently exceed corporate revenue objectives. Lloyd consistently influences others by bringing creative ideas, data, and facts to other stakeholders across divisions in his effort to drive business forward.
Marketing Professional, Strategic Partnerships, Client Relationship Management, Product Management
A keen, creative eye, deep knowledge of the global publishing landscape, and a demonstrated ability to tie marketing initiatives to results, makes Lloyd an invaluable addition to any sales organization. His integrity, professionalism, and great communication skills provide the foundation for an outstanding relationship-builder. Lloyd is someone you trust and if you are lucky enough to work with him once, he will become a friend.
SVP Content Acquisitions & Strategic Partnerships, ODILO
Lloyd is an exceptional director of sales who has transformed the department during his time here. Productive, efficient, and driven to help the company, Lloyd exceeded all expectations at the position in growing the international market and success of the business.
Freelance Senior Art Director