The Plexus investment professionals have worked in the middle market their entire careers providing capital to businesses with revenue under $150 Million.
A Tribute to Kel
Kel Landis, Co-Founder and Partner of Plexus Capital, passed away on January 2, 2021. We are privileged to have known, worked with and learned from Kel these past few decades, through which he has impacted so many individuals, families and businesses. Kel's leadership style and work ethic support the helix of the Plexus DNA. In 2014, Kel published “The Little Book of Do”, where he illustrates the ethos that by doing, we become. In 2019, Plexus created a book for Kel called, “The Little Book of BEing Kel Landis III” to honor his work and inspiration.
Kel was a respected business and community leader, devoted to helping others and inspiring his fellow citizens to do the same. In 2020, Governor Roy Cooper awarded Kel with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, which is our state’s highest civilian honor. Kel served on the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, chaired and served on the Board of the Kenan Flagler Business School and the UNC Board of Visitors, and was a member of the UNC Foundation’s Board of Directors. In 2019, the UNC Board of Trustees granted Kel the William Richardson Davie award, which is given to those who exemplify dedication, commitment and service to the University. He was also former chair of the North Carolina Bankers Association, served as Senior Advisor for Business and Economic Affairs for the Governor of North Carolina and served as Trustee of the North Carolina State Supplemental Retirement Fund. Kel was also a Board member for the North Carolina Community Foundation, which helps support community foundations across the state.
Kel will be missed dearly while Plexus will live and practice his mantra: Do What You Say You Will Do.