President and Chief Executive Officer
Kelli is the president and chief executive officer of Arnold Ventures. She leads the philanthropy in its mission to employ strategic entrepreneurial philanthropy to address some of society’s most complex and urgent challenges. Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, Kelli served in numerous strategic and entrepreneurial roles in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. She began her career as a management consultant with Bain & Company and The Bridgespan Group.
After graduate school, Kelli worked in both entrepreneurial and venture capital settings as an operational leader, strategic investor, and adviser. Most recently, she was part of a team that led the creation and launch of a new academic medical center for Baylor College of Medicine. Kelli holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an M.A. in education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University.