Monday, April 14, 2014
Cupertino, CA ? April 10, 2014 ? Kelli Richards, CEO of The All Access Group LLC, a trusted mentor and consultant, coach, international speaker, talent producer, and two-time #1 Amazon Bestselling author has recently launched a collaboration with SiVal Advisors LLC, a well known boutique Silicon Valley investment bank led by Managing Partner and Co-Founder Jan Robertson.
Founded in 2002 SiVal advises clients on a wide variety of merger & acquisition and financial advisory engagements, with particular emphasis on technology and emerging growth companies. Jan Robertson is a sought after advisor with an amazing track record of success. The team of professionals at SiVal has done over 450 transactions of $10B in deal value. In her leadership role at SiVal, Ms. Robertson (a 30-year veteran of the M&A business) is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to M&A. She has advised a long list of tech clients and boards of directors on a wide variety of M&A transactions. Ms Robertson was named as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal?s ?100 Women of Influence? for 2012.
Prior to forming SiVal, she was Managing Director of Needham & Company?s West Coast M&A Group, which she formed in early 1997. Ms Robertson is a founding member of the Silicon Valley chapter of Women?s Presidents Organization (WPO), and currently serves on the board of directors of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Silicon Valley chapter as President for 2012-13 and on the board of directors of Peninsula Symphony. Both women are members of the Women in Consulting Leader?s Network.
Kelli Richards will take on the role of Senior Consultant & Advisor with SiVal, serving as resident expert in the media and entertainment sector for deal flow, and will provide strategic insight into those arenas. A true renaissance woman, Richards was herself named as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal's ?100 Women of Influence? for 2013. She was also invited to Trinidad & Tobago as a Liaison for the US State Department in 2013, sharing her expertise on digital distribution for books, music and films.
Prior to founding The All Access Group, Richards served in senior roles at Fortune 100 entertainment and tech companies, including Apple Inc., where she launched Apple?s earliest focus on music and drove all music and entertainment initiatives during her 10 years there, & at EMI Music before that.
With a unique talent for connecting innovators in business and technology with creative leaders and luminaries in entertainment, and her more than twenty years of senior-level leadership experience, Richards has become a highly sought-after industry consultant. Richards is probably best known as a trusted advisor to disruptive start-ups, innovators, entrepreneurs, billionaires and rock stars. As a super-connector she facilitates powerful strategic business opportunities and deal-making to foster new revenue streams and deliver compelling consumer experiences between Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Madison Avenue.
This professional alliance will highlight the individual strengths that each of these strong women leaders brings to deal making -- and extends a profound library of knowledge, expertise, connections and get-it-done fearlessness to the world of entertainment and tech alliances, collaborations, mergers and exits.
If you would like to be interviewed on All Access Radio (Kelli?s on-demand streaming radio show with over 1 million downloads over the last 3 years) or to be featured in the Coffee & Connections series please email her show Producer at ma@Viralintegrity.com
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