IgniteHQ’s newest mentor Kevin Leclair is a software engineering leader with a passion for utilizing technology to solve complex business challenges and generate business value.
Leclair’s current position as Director, Software Engineering at Aaron’s, Inc. places him on the forefront of technology and entrepreneurship. He leads a team of software engineers in building and delivering secure scalable products that support critical business operations and provide customer value. Leclair says the Aaron’s team has a startup culture and he loves having the opportunity to mentor and coach so many talented individuals while adhering to the company’s core values.
It is this passion for helping others that led Kevin to IgniteHQ.
“When I first heard about IgniteHQ my curiosity was peaked,” said Leclair. “I am passionate about entrepreneurship, technology and helping others get started on a path towards success,” he added.
Kevin has worked in a myriad of fields from government, public, and private enterprise. His resume boasts a long list of impressive experiences at places like the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice to leading global flooring manufacturer Mohawk Industries. An entrepreneur at heart, Leclair is also the founder of SeaDooSportBoats.com, a media outlet for BRP and forum for SeaDoo boat enthusiasts.
Kevin currently serves on the board of the Atlanta E-Commerce Forum and served as a mentor for Year Up Atlanta. Kevin has an Associate of Science from Georgia State University Perimeter College, a Bachelor of Science from Kennesaw State University, and a Master of Business Administration from Jack Welch Management Institute.
Kevin lives in Dallas, Georgia with his wife, Jenny Leclair, of 12 years. Kevin and Jenny have two daughters, Summer age 8 and Ava age 6.
All of Kevin’s experiences have led him to the place where he is now – a leader in the software engineering field wanting to cultivate bright talent and positively influence the growth of startups and enterprises.
“I’m looking forward to meeting all of the teams and individuals at IgniteHQ to learn how I can help them accomplish their goals and continue to grow,” Leclair enthusiastically said.