Kelly is Chief Investment & Associate General Counsel for Ventures, GE’s growth and innovation business comprised of GE Ventures, GE Licensing and New Business Creation. GE Ventures invests in and partners with the entrepreneurial ecosystem across Healthcare, Energy, Software and Advanced Manufacturing, and starts and grows companies via its New Business Creation unit. GE Licensing creates shareholder value through GE’s intellectual property. Kelly is responsible for the legal, transactional and compliance matters for equity investing across the Ventures business units.
From 2006 to 2012, Kelly was Senior Counsel at GE Equity, GE Capital’s $6 billion strategic private equity portfolio. In this role, she was responsible for advising senior management on the day-to-day affairs of the business as well as leading direct investment, portfolio management and exits. Kelly led the legal efforts to create Ventures in 2012 and joined it when it officially launched on January 1, 2013.
Prior to joining General Electric in 2006, Kelly practiced M&A, private equity, venture capital and securities law at Paul Hastings in their New York and Connecticut offices.
Kelly graduated from Boston College with a BA in History, and she received a JD from Georgetown University Law School.