For more than 15 years, Kelly has overseen communications strategies at leading Silicon Valley startups, managing in-house marketing teams and working directly with clients through her own independent consultancy. She has served as a trusted advisor to multiple CEOs and founders at companies including Verisign, Xerox PARC, Metawave, Skylo, Arduino and many more. Her broad wheelhouse of B2B technology spans diverse industry sub-sectors such as autonomous vehicles, 5G, IoT, satellite communications, and other emerging segments.
Kelly is always in dogged pursuit of what makes a story work, finding the right note that will resonate with target audiences. She has created myriad product and thought leadership campaigns that resulted in prominent coverage in top-tier outlets including The Economist, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, FAST COMPANY, WIRED, The Wall Street Journal and Light Reading. She was an integral part of the communications team that ushered Verisign through its IPO and has led communications for several high-level campaign initiatives at PARC, including the famed research firm’s 40th anniversary.
Kelly earned a B.S. degree in Business Marketing from San Jose State University. A long-time resident of Northern California, she enjoys gardening, hands-on creative projects, taking road trips and spending time with her two daughters, both recent college graduates.