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Digital Media Visionary and Music/Tech Trailblazer Joins Monaco Foundry

Updated: Oct 25

MONACO FOUNDRY is immensely proud to welcome visionary and innovator, Kelli Richards onto our team as Senior Partner.

Steve Jobs was a mentor to Kelli for more than 30 years and stated that “Kelli has a knack for seeing possibilities others don’t, and for seeing around corners as a visionary”. Kelli has served in many senior roles at Fortune 100 entertainment and tech companies, including Apple Inc., where she launched and ran Apple’s earliest focus on music and entertainment, and oversaw initiatives in that sector during her 10 years with the market leader. She also served in senior-level capacities at EMI Music as an A&R exec, and at Silicon Graphics (SGI) where she helped launch Silicon Studio, the company’s entertainment division. She co-developed PatroNet, the first Internet-based artist-to-fan subscription service with rocker partner Todd Rundgren in the mid-90s – and helped to launch the entire digital music revolution.


Kelli Richards is a trailblazer in the digital music and media arenas with more than 25 years of senior-level experience. With a unique talent for connecting innovators in technology with creative leaders in entertainment, Kelli guides her clients to create big visions, make big connections and achieve big results.


Today, Kelli is a trusted advisor to high achievers, typically out of tech or entertainment who are looking to reinvent themselves around what matters most to them as they contemplate “what’s next”. Honored as a “Top 100 Woman of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Kelli gets involved with new business models, new innovations and new alliances that create amazing and engaging experiences that inform, entertain, surprise and delight consumers.


Arnon Woolfson, Senior Partner at Monaco Foundry and creative entrepreneur said, “Kelli is a kind, forward-thinking visionary with a contagious and ambitious drive. She is a proven innovator and will add a lot of value to our existing team of brilliant partners. I would like to personally welcome Kelli onboard”.


Check out Kelli’s website https://kellirichards.com/


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