Kelly Kinnard

Kelly is an Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures, where she leads the talent team to advise our portfolio companies and helps recruit senior executives.

Prior to joining KV, Kelly was the Talent Partner at Battery Ventures, where she managed talent globally across the 125+ venture/growth companies in their portfolio.

Previously, she was the executive leadership recruiter for the president of Oracle, and recruited 50 senior technology executives at the VP/SVP/EVP level and above to lead the company’s cloud efforts. Earlier, she did executive search for the retained search firms Riviera Partners and SPMB, both of which represent venture capital-backed and emerging growth companies working with the most promising portfolio companies of top-tier VC firms.

Kelly graduated from Whittier College and studied in Denmark and Italy.

  • 7
    Marathons and 15 half marathons run
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    Never had a cup of coffee
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    14,000 foot mountain climbed
Ep. 101 - Kelly Kinnard
Homeroom Podcast
Creating a Positive Candidate Experience
The Talent Tango
Instigators of Change: How to Beat Burnout and Master Recruiting
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