Kelly Birmingham

VP Business Development

With an extensive track record in business development for companies with innovative products for consumer mobile and beyond, Kelly has long been helping partners solve one of their most important problems – Keeping devices powered! Kelly drove carrier, OEM and venue adoption of wireless charging as Powermat’s VP Sales & Business Development and afterwards at Energous as VP Business Development.

Kelly enabled record growth and multiple start-up acquisitions by Fortune 500 companies. At DSP Communications, as Director of Sales and Business Development (and 3rd US employee), Kelly drove North American revenue from $3M to over $45M (contributing to overall growth of $16M to $350M), fostering IPO & acquisition by Intel for $1.6B. Afterwards, she led strategic investments for RF wireless technology for Intel Capital. As Director of Business Development at TransChip, Kelly forged partnerships, enabling revenue tripling to $20M (over 2 years) and fostering Samsung’s acquisition. Kelly achieved record revenue and growth from $10M to $20M for Quake Technologies, enabling acquisition by AMCC. Kelly received her BSEE and MSEE from Santa Clara University.