Kelly Outlaw

Chief Financial Officer

Kelly Outlaw, a licensed CPA, has been an executive leader over a decade. As a proud University of Texas alumna, she has been an Austin-area resident her entire life. Her previous roles included serving as the CFO of a $350M, Texas-based, oil and gas company and the CFO/COO of Austin Habitat for Humanity.

Kelly has a background in leadership, operations, financial analysis, business development, strategy execution, sales, and mergers and acquisitions. Her leadership philosophy is shaped around putting the needs of employees first through competitive compensation, top of the line benefits, and a healthy work life balance. Only after taking care of a company’s greatest asset—their people—she has proven the revenue and profitability will follow.

Kelly and her family are members of The Fellowship Church in Round Rock, and she serves on the board of directors for the Red Cross of Central & South Texas, and the Austin Bridge Builders Alliance. She is a firm believer in the power of faith in the workplace, and the motivation to do good in this world. Through collaborative partnerships and advocacy at all levels, Kelly believes every citizen pulling in the same direction can make a grand impact on our local community.

You will often find Kelly either in the yoga studio or with her family. Kelly and her husband Brian Outlaw have 4 children, Ava (13), Dylan (11), Gavin (8), and Amelia (6).

The best advice you've been given?

Andrea Jung once asked a room full of high level female executives this question: "When I look out at the crowd, I see 500 women who are doing well for themselves and their families. My challenge and question to each of you is this... Are you also doing good in this world? If not, then it is time to look in the mirror and reprioritize your life and your schedule."

What you love most about your job?

I love helping every department at CI understand their full potential and the piece they play in our overall success and profitability. I also LOVE the fun culture!

Who is your role model?

My mother. She has run her own business for 35 years and amazes me every day with what she has been able to accomplish in her career, and how she is still going strong! She is the reason I am able to juggle the demands of being a wife, a mom, and a business leader.