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Kelli Kao

Vice President, Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries
JPMorgan Chase
Honolulu, HI

Kelli Kao, a Vice President within the Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries group at
JPMorgan Chase, is now serving Hawaii’s midsize businesses from Honolulu. She is responsible for
bringing the firm’s global capabilities to the local business community to help companies achieve their goals and overcome challenges at every stage of growth. She cultivates relationships with middle market companies across a wide-range of industries by delivering strategic guidance and tailored solutions including credit financing, digital banking, treasury and merchant services and international banking.


Born and raised in Hawaii, Kelli moved to Los Angeles for college. It is there that she started her banking career in 2006 and joined JPMorgan Chase in 2021. With more than 15 years of experience working with small and midsize businesses, she’s thrilled to return home to the Aloha State.


In addition to assisting clients, Kelli is a member of the Asian Leadership Forum and women’s employee network at JPMorgan Chase. Kelli graduated with Honors from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Economics.