Kelly L. Close

Kelly Close is the Founder and Chair of The diaTribe Foundation, a nonprofit established in 2013 to improve the lives of people with diabetes and prediabetes and to advocate for action. Kelly also founded Close Concerns in 2002, the leading organization globally in understanding the science, regulation, and commercial environment behind diabetes. Kelly’s work prior to establishing Close Concerns and The diaTribe Foundation focused on life sciences more broadly. Over nearly a dozen years, she worked in finance and consulting at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and McKinsey & Company. Kelly has a BA in Economics and English, magna cum laude, from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.