Kelli is a strategic marketing professional with more than 12 years of experience in marketing communications, branding, PR, and digital. She formerly led marketing in-house at recruiting and consulting firms, working directly with CEO’s on how to grow their businesses. Now as Director of Sales & Marketing at Parqa, Kelli has consulted hundreds of staffing and recruiting firm leaders on how to achieve their business goals through digital marketing.

She graduated from University of Northwestern St. Paul, where she studied Marketing and Public Relations, and served as President for International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Kelli has served on boards including The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital Corporate Advisory Council, TeamWomen’s Young Professionals Board as Marketing & Branding Committee Chair, and Habitat for Humanity Minnesota’s Branding & Outreach Committee.

Get to know Kelli

If you weren’t working at Parqa, what would you be doing? Traveling the world with my husband to experience the best restaurants, explore cultures, meet people, and take creative photography

Any hidden talents or hobbies? I like adrenaline – motorcycling, cliff jumping, anything fast

Favorite food? Ice cream. Always ice cream.

What do you like to do for fun? Explore restaurants, travel, go on motorcycle rides, hang out by bonfires, anything adventurous/exploring


  • Marketing Communications
  • Brand Management
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Public Speaking
  • New Business Consulting




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