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Kelly McNamara


Kelly is the managing director of Pivot Food Investment, a non-profit dedicated to initiating large-scale divestment from factory farming and supporting investment in revolutionary plant-based, cultivated, and fermented food technologies.

An entrepreneur and long-time business researcher and writer whose clients have included Harvard Business School and Ernst & Young (EY), Kelly has authored and/or edited numerous case studies and books on topics ranging from the art of short selling to the power of courageous leadership in turbulent times.These days, she is leveraging her skills and experience to help investors and business leaders accelerate the transformation of the global food system.

Kelly graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. She also studied at the London School of Economics and holds an MPhil in philosophy from Cambridge University.