Kelly was recently named to the Global Power 150 as one of the 100 most influencial women in staffing in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts. A 24-year staffing industry veteran, Kelly Boykin serves as SVP of Global Alliances at Aquent, where she has been for 15 years. Aquent is the largest marketing, creative and design staffing firm in the world and is the 40th largest staffing firm in the US.
She began her career with Aquent in the Richmond, Virginia market, where she lives, and quickly progressed to Regional Management, leading recruiting and sales for multiple markets. As the company migrated to vertical industry alignment, the growth of her client base positioned her for additional responsibility as a VP and ultimately a Senior VP over the Financial Services and Professional Services Industries across North America. In 2018, Kelly was asked to take on a new role as SVP of Global Alliances, leading the rapidly growing Managed Services Provider (MSP) channel. In this role she is responsible for developing the channel partner strategy and rethinking the company's value proposition in North America, EMEA and APAC. Through her team's efforts, the channel growth double that of other channels, and 52 new programs have been launched, taking the total programs under management to 160.
Kelly received her BS from Virginia Tech, is a Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) through Staffing Industry Analysts, and holds certificates from Cornell in both Strategic Marketing and Women''s Entrepreneurship.