Our Management Team

Tellus is managed by a dedicated and diverse team of experienced executives and entrepreneurs

Jim Kelly


Jim Kelly, co-inventor/owner of the Tellus Process, is a serial entrepreneur with deep commercial and residential real estate development and entitlement experience. Mr. Kelly is the former Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of CT Realty Investors (“CTRI”), a fully integrated real estate investment, development and management company that has acquired, developed and repositioned more than 13 million square feet of office, industrial, multi-family, self-storage, and retail properties across Northern and Southern California. Mr. Kelly has over 25 years of commercial and industrial construction and development experience and extensive experience in technology and process development. Mr. Kelly was integral to the development of the Tellus Process, dating back to concept development.

Ken Hamby

President and COO

Ken Hamby, a co-inventor of the Tellus Process, is a veteran plant developer and process engineer with more than 30 years experience in the chemical and energy industries. As Vice President and General Manager of the Falcon Power Operating Company, Mr. Hamby developed an Operations and Maintenance Company to ensure Falcon Seaboard operated safe, profitable and well-managed power plants while supporting the company’s global business development activities. During this time, Mr. Hamby developed purchasing, maintenance and design programs for multiple power plants, building an exemplary track record.