Kelli is Principal & Founder of Schroeder Consulting, LLC, A Women-Owned social enterprise advisory consultancy. Her company helps international for-profit, social impact businesses reach scale through franchising in order to advance the sustainable development goals of water, education, low-income housing, agriculture, and micro entrepreneurship, globally.
During her career, Kelli lead the international business development for Wingstop Restaurants International (NYSE: WING) and lived in Africa serving as the Vice President of International Franchise Development for Jibu, a safe drinking water social enterprise, where she successfully launched the brand’s master franchise model in Eastern and Southern Africa. Kelli also led the international development efforts for American Casual Dining chain, Chili’s Grill & Bar, establishing new franchise partnerships throughout Central & South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Kelli also worked for the Omnicom Group – The Zimmerman Agency, where she represented global hospitality brands including Hard Rock Hotels, the country of Aruba, Palace Resorts, and Party City.
She has an International MBA from Escuela de Administraction de Empresas Barcelona (EAE Business School) and two Bachelor of Arts degrees from The University of Alabama. She is also a graduate from the Franchise Management program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Kelli is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) and is actively involved with nonprofits and volunteer programs in her local community.