Kelly Riedel

COO

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From 2013 to 2021, Kelly was a senior member of the executive team at Amazon Robotics, the robotics division of Amazon.com, working as Head of Legal, where she established and grew the Robotics legal department, followed by more than three years as Director of Global Operations. In that high-level role, Kelly led a 650+ person global organization, with employees from wide-ranging departments and disciplines. Her accomplishments included managing operations across five different product design centers, with 100+ suppliers across four continents, and launching a state-of-the-art 350,000 sq. ft. Innovation Hub.

After receiving her BA from Middlebury College, and Doctor of Law (JD) degree from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Ms. Riedel became a licensed attorney, working as an IP & Technology Transactions Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates (a large, global law firm headquartered in New York City), and later as Senior Corporate Counsel for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston-based leader in learning solutions for K-12 education for more than 185 years).