As the Chief People Officer at Lighthouse, Kelly oversees the company’s global human resources operations and works to perpetuate the company’s culture as Lighthouse continues to expand its global footprint and employee base. Kelly has been in tech her entire career, starting on the business side building B2B web sites in the late 1980’s using Netscape Navigator and leading enterprise software implementations (SAP) prior to shifting to HR almost 20 years ago. Prior to Lighthouse, Kelly was the Director of Culture and Inclusion for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and was responsible for scaling and evolving the AWS culture for over 50K employees around the world. Prior to joining Amazon, Kelly was Chief People Officer at two high growth/founder-run tech companies, where she focused on helping to drive rapid business growth and executive development. Prior to her role as Chief People Officer, Kelly spent time in a variety of HR and Talent Acquisition leadership roles at Expedia, Microsoft and T-Mobile.
Kelly studied computer information systems at Florida Atlantic University and is a certified network engineer. She holds a PhD in Metaphysics from University of Metaphysical Science in California.