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Kelly Kinnard • VP, Talent

Kelly Kinnard
San Francisco • Joined Battery in 2017

Kelly joined Battery in 2017 and serves as the firm’s global external talent representative, helping with senior-level talent searches across the firm’s portfolio. She also recommends and introduces outside recruiting firms to portfolio companies, and provides hands-on advice and best-practices counsel to our companies in areas like recruiting, compensation planning and HR.

Prior to Battery, Kelly worked at Oracle, where she led executive recruiting for Thomas Kurian, the president of product development. While at Oracle, she recruited more than 50 executives at the VP level and above to lead the company’s cloud efforts without using retained search firms. Before Oracle, Kelly was a principal at Riviera Partners, an executive search firm for venture-backed technology companies. Kelly also spent time as an executive recruiter at the retained search firms Riviera Partners and SPMB. She has also done technical recruiting and started her career in marketing for Clif Bar and CamelBak products.

Kelly holds a BA from Whittier College, and studied abroad in Denmark. She enjoys road and mountain biking, hiking, running, and skiing.

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