Director of Strategic Partnerships at Autotech Ventures
Kellie is an early-stage venture capital firm with ~ $500M under management to date and a mission to solve the world’s ground transport challenges with technology, realizing the next frontier in mobility. She brings expertise leading and facilitating technical professionals and executives to create and execute product, service and business strategies. With experience across manufacturing, chemical, mechanical, electrical and software engineering, she collaborates with all facets of business teams to work on “what’s next” and get results.
Kellie was previously Director of Sales and Business Development for Thirdware Labs (20% owned by Ford), working with start-ups, tier suppliers and OEMs to advance the implementation of emerging technologies including: AI/ML, blockchain and distributed ledgers, connectivity, and digital transformation - for automotive, industry X.0, smart city and mobility applications.
Prior to joining Thirdware, Kellie managed global tier supply accounts for ON Semiconductor focused on autonomous, ADAS and electric vehicle applications. She was also director of marketing and strategy for Ricardo – a global engineering, strategic and environmental consultancy focused on advanced on- and off-highway vehicle systems, sustainability, mobility and cybersecurity for automotive, marine, rail and defense.
Kellie is the former 2021-2022 President of Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation (AWAFoundation.org), currently serving as Alliances Chair to advance and empower women in automotive, transportation and mobility. The organization’s focus is to accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion for women and companies through STEM awareness for girls, and offering scholarships, mentoring, coaching and professional development to strengthen the female talent pipeline from early education through to the board room.