About Kerry W. Kirby

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Kerry W. Kirby is a global entrepreneur, technology innovator, and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of 365 Connect, a company that specializes in automated marketing, leasing, and resident engagement platforms for multifamily communities worldwide. Prior to founding 365 Connect, Kerry worked in the multifamily housing industry developing apartment communities across the Southern United States. Kerry’s eye for finding sites with incredible locations was his formula to create an array of successful ventures.

Kerry W. Kirby CEO 365 Connect


Kerry is actively involved in philanthropy through the Kerry & Melinda Kirby Charitable Fund, which works with local charities and nonprofits that are dedicated to humanitarian, educational, healthcare, and equality programs. He and his wife, Melinda McLain Kirby, have been honored with a global Communitas Award for their philanthropic support of communities and causes.


Kerry serves on the Board of Advisors of Rainbow, a national nonprofit organization that provides service-enriched housing programs for affordable housing communities across the United States. He is also Chair of Technology Initiatives for the Multifamily Innovation Advisory Council, a members-only group, focused on assisting owners and operators of multifamily communities identify pain points and advancing innovative that will drive change across the industry.

Recognition and Influence

Kerry’s impact and success have garnered widespread recognition. He’s been honored with prestigious accolades such as the Louisiana Governor’s Technology Award and the Titan Entrepreneur Award, acknowledging his remarkable technological contributions. Continuously for nine years, he’s been listed among the Silicon Bayou 100, highlighting his influential role in entrepreneurship. Notably, he stands as the inaugural recipient in the multifamily housing sector to receive the Bootstrapper Award, a testament to his remarkable journey of transforming his scrappy startup into a formidable proptech powerhouse, all achieved without external funding.

Personal Life

Kerry and his wife, Melinda were married on October 10, 2010, in New Orleans City Park’s historic Conservatory. They are highly recognized fixtures in the philanthropic community with a focus on providing resources that accelerate progress by championing causes that give a voice to those that are often not heard. They reside in an affluent suburban community in the New Orleans area with their two daughters and family dogs.