Kelly Keegan

Advisor (VP People, Built In)

Kelly Keegan is the VP of People at Built In, a Chicago-based Series C company that has raised almost $30m from investors. Built In is a network of online communities for tech companies and startups.

Kelly is a heart-centered human resources leader. She builds authentic cultures that attract, engage and retain in-demand talent, and she collaborates with senior leaders to help realize ambitious business objectives. Kelly approaches her work through the prism of conscious leadership, her background as a coach/consultant and her conviction in the power of self-awareness, authenticity, and compassion.

Prior to Built In, Kelly served in leadership roles in a range of corporate settings, from startups to Fortune 500s, focusing on engagement, performance management, internal communications, change management, onboarding, recruitment and more. With more than 14 years of experience, she’s worked with such companies as VF Corporation, Victoria’s Secret, Thrillist Media Group, AEP, Networked Insights and SnackNation. In 2015, Kelly launched her own coaching and consulting business. During that tenure, she spent a year growing her business while traveling the world with Remote Year, an immersive cultural program and network for entrepreneurs.

Kelly received a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from James Madison University, completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in the Sacred Valley of Peru, and is a certified Conscious Leadership Coach. She lives in Chicago, her favorite city in the world, where she finds time to practice yoga and meditation.