Kelly Trott

Vice President of Deployment & Impact at Imagine H2O

Pronouns: She/hers

Nominated by Stephanie Wear

Imagine H20

Kelly is a vice president at Imagine H2O, a global nonprofit organization that empowers entrepreneurs to develop and deploy innovation to solve water challenges. Kelly leads Imagine H2O’s pilot funding activities to support water innovation projects globally and has reviewed more than 700 early-stage companies, funding 43. She collaborates across various industries and engages with a diverse set of entrepreneurs, corporate partners, investors, non-governmental organizations and government agencies to accelerate the adoption of innovative water technologies. Her work with over 100 startups has positively impacted 1.2 billion people. Prior to Imagine H2O, Kelly worked at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, American Museum of Natural History and NatureVest. Kelly holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Kelly currently serves as a Radicle Impact fellow and is a steering committee member of the Ocean Sewage Alliance.
Thematic photo by Stuart Monk