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KJ Kennedy Receives 40 Under 40 Award

Farmingdale, NY (12/06/2023) – Chief Operating Officer KJ Kennedy of The Advance Group is a recipient of this year’s “40 Under 40” award from the Long Island Business News (LIBN). 

LIBN presents the “40 Under 40” award to 40 men and women living and working in Nassau County and Suffolk County who have achieved success in business before the age of 40. KJ and the other recipients of the award were honored on December 5, 2023, at an awards ceremony held at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.  

Since joining The Advance Group in 2015, KJ has climbed the ranks from a project manager to Chief Operating Officer, demonstrating unmatched expertise rooted in financial technology, commercial real estate, and hospitality. KJ’s dynamic approach, fusing people-centric strategies with cutting-edge technology and data analytics has been transformative. From steering critical acquisitions to launching incentive-based programs, KJ’s leadership is centered on customer satisfaction and fostering a cohesive work culture.

Anthony Parziale, CEO of The Advance Group stated, “KJ’s dedication, innovation, and leadership have been instrumental in our journey. His contributions not only drive our success but also inspire every member of our team to strive for excellence. This recognition is a testament to his hard work and the positive impact he has on the business community.”

Stephen Seligsen, Vice President of Sales at The Advance Group, who nominated KJ for this prestigious honor had this to say, “KJ is truly an amazing leader who quickly earned the respect of his colleagues. His level-headed thinking and smart decisions have had a major impact on our company which is why I nominated him for this prestigious honor.”

KJ attended Lynn University and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, Hospitality Management.

KJ balances his professional vigor with personal passions, from adventures on the boat or hunting to treasuring moments with wife, family and Golden Retriever, Jack.

About The Advance Group
For more than 50 years, we have been at the forefront of the relocation and logistics industry, proudly serving both the commercial and residential sectors. With our roots firmly planted in New York, we have branched out to serve the vibrant landscapes of New Jersey, Connecticut, and the sun-kissed expanses of Florida.

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Pictured from left to right: Ellen Chapin, CFO, Jim Molloy Jr., SVP of Admin and IT, Anthony Parziale, Jr., Director of Business Development, Jeff Silverstein, CRO, KJ Kennedy, COO, Anthony Parziale, CEO, Christie Peretti, Director of Commercial Client Services, and Stephen Seligsen, VP of Sales