Consultant, Author, Trusted Advisor, Super Connector
As the CEO of The All Access Group, LLC, Kelli Richards is a consultant, super connector and trusted advisor at the convergence of technology, media, and entertainment. Personal mentors, colleagues and clients include Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg, Stewart Copeland, Nancy Duarte, Todd Rundgren, and Alan Cohen among many others.
Prior to establishing The All Access Group, Kelli made waves in senior-level positions at Fortune 100 entertainment and technology companies including EMI Music, Silicon Graphics (SGI)– and Apple Inc., where she launched Apple’s earliest focus on music & entertainment, driving initiatives in that space during her 12 years with the company. The opportunity of being personally mentored by Steve Jobs, left a powerful imprint on Kelli and continues to have a profound influence on her to this day.
In 2012 Kelli became a best-selling author with her book “The Magic & Moxie of Apple – An Insider’s View”. Kelli maintains a strong voice and stays on the cutting edge of what’s happening across industries through both her regular column for Inc.com and her guest articles in the likes of Forbes, Fortune, TechCrunch, Huffington Post, and Fast Company among others.
Through AAG, Kelli works with a range of disruptive, innovative start-ups and Fortune 100 companies as an advisor, and at times serves as VP of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. She’s spent the bulk of her career helping to identify and unlock the value of emerging technologies and corresponding new revenue streams for artists and fans, labels, media companies and brands – and other stakeholders across this ever dynamic ecosystem.