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Kelly Mayes

VP of Marketing

Kelly joined Lightspeed in 2012 and oversees marketing and communications for the firm. She also supports and provides strategic guidance to Lightspeed’s portfolio companies.

Before joining Lightspeed, Kelly was a director at AOL where she oversaw communications for the company’s product division including AOL Mobile, Editions by AOL, AIM and about.me. She also worked closely with the teams TechCrunch and Engadget around key events and initiatives. Prior to AOL, Kelly was at Edelman PR Worldwide where she worked with eBay on its consumer, technology and corporate communications efforts. While working with eBay, she helped the company launch its first media property, an online style magazine called The Inside Source.

She was previously at The Horn Group, a boutique public relations firm, where she worked with several start-ups and mid-sized companies including, Lithium Technologies, Vontu, WebEx and Venrock and Emergence Capital.

Kelly is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

Kelly Mayes
Email:   kelly@lsvp dot com