About OPEXEngine

We deliver actionable operating benchmarks for small and mid-sized tech companies to see where they are going and how to get there

Who We Are

OPEXEngine is the leading developer of detailed financial and operating benchmarks for the tech industries as well as convenient, customizable online EDGAR dashboards.

Actionable Benchmarks Built From Experience

At OPEXEngine, we know what it is like to make important operating decisions in a dynamic environment.  We’ve been there.  We’ve prepared annual and quarterly budgets, board reports, strategic plans and acquisition analyses.  We’ve had to identify problems, course correct, and also manage at times of incredible growth.  We never had solid, high quality and detailed benchmarks to help, and that’s why we founded OPEXEngine.

We work with experienced CFOs and CEOs of leading software companies, as well as investors, to design our benchmarks and surveys, so they provide as much actionable information as possible, in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access format.  We regularly review our metrics and formats with industry leaders as well, so that we keep up to date on the best possible indicators of how the industry – and your business – are performing.

Giving Back
OPEXEngine has committed to donating 5% of its profits to charity.  Just as we believe that small and mid-sized businesses should have access to the same high quality business data as large corporations and investors in order to level the playing field and enable competition, we believe that all kids should have a good start in life with loving families and a decent education.

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Lauren Kelley, Founder and CEO

Lauren Kelley, CEO and founder, OPEXEngine.  Ms. Kelley brings 25 years of successful experience in tech company senior management to OPEXEngine, as well as 6 years as an international economist at the US Department of Commerce’s Office of Computers early in her career, after entering Federal service through the prestigious Presidential Management Intern program. She has worked and lived extensively in Europe and built highly profitable businesses in the US, Europe and the Asia Pacific region

Prior to building OPEXEngine, she spent 2 years as an executive-in-residence at Grand Banks Capital, a venture fund focused on East Coast technology companies, evaluating potential investments.

At Boston-based ATG, Ms. Kelley served as Senior VP of Strategic Development and Worldwide Sales, and grew revenues for the internet software vendor from start-up to over $160M with a successful IPO and $6B in market cap (ATG was acquired by Oracle in 2010).  Prior to ATG, Ms. Kelley worked out of Paris where she was General Manager for approximately 20 countries at Borland Software. Ms. Kelley also helped build Compaq’s Central and East European operations, based out of Munich, after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Ms. Kelley is based outside of Boston where she lives with her husband and two active children.