Kiva Allgood, Sr. Director, Global Market Development (GMD), Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
Before joining Qualcomm, Kiva ran a start up focused on delivering high quality headphones and hearing devices to special needs children and adults. Prior to the start up Kiva held executive positions at Motorola and GE. Most recently she was the General Manager for NA Retail and MVNO Sales at Motorola's Handset Division in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to this role she held executive management roles in Global Product Marketing and Operations.
Prior to joining Motorola in 2003, Kiva held several leadership roles within GE Consumer Products. Most notably as a certified Master Black Belt and as a Global Marketing and Product Manager.
Kiva has held board seats on the Chicago North County United Way, Tri Delta Sorority, GE Women's Council, Motorola Women's Council, Project Six by Six, TVIA and several other regional programs and activities.
Kiva holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Northwester University and an MBA from Kellogg. She lives in San Diego, CA with her husband Dwight and two sons. She is an avid skier, sailor, and loves to read..