Kelly O’Donnell

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Risk Officer, Edelman Financial Engines
Kelly O’Donnell
With over 20 years in the financial services industry, Kelly has played a critical role in leading our strategy to provide high-quality advisory services to millions of Americans. As Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Risk Officer, Kelly is responsible for setting our long-term vision and helping the company execute on our strategy through leadership of Edelman Financial Engines’ Corporate Strategy and Development, Corporate Communications, Legal & Compliance, Human Resources, and Risk Management functions. Kelly joined Financial Engines in 2003 and, during her long tenure, has held several additional leadership roles, including Business Operations, Corporate Marketing, and Institutional Marketing.

Kelly is an influential voice through her testimony on financial issues on Capitol Hill, an expert on the future of innovation at financial technology conferences, and as a media resource on the topic of women & investing.

Prior to joining Financial Engines, Kelly was Director of Consulting and an analyst for Cerulli Associates, a litigation assistant at A.G. Edwards & Sons, and a manager and associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Kelly received a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Missouri and was selected as a participant for Harvard Business School’s Women in Leadership Executive Program.