Kelleher International

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Kelleher International
Privately held
Industry Matchmaking
Founded San Francisco, California (1986)
Founder Jill Kelleher
Headquarters Corte Madera, California
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Services Matchmaking
Website kelleher-international.com

Kelleher International is a professional matchmaking service that caters to high-net-worth individuals and celebrities.[1][2][3] It was founded in 1986 and is headquartered Corte Madera, California.[4] Amber Kelleher-Andrews is the company's chief executive officer.[1] As of 2013, the company had 13 offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.[5][6] It has worked with Fortune 500 executives, Hollywood celebrities, members of the British royal family, and professional athletes among others.[5][7]

History[edit]

Jill Kelleher, a former photographer, founded Kelleher International in 1986 in Greenbrae, California, an unincorporated community outside of San Francisco.[8] Prior to opening Kelleher International, Jill worked as a photographer for a matchmaking company for six years. Her daughter, Amber Kelleher-Andrews later opened up the company's second office in Beverly Hills, California.[9] Amber Kelleher-Andrews, a former actress, was later appointed chief executive officer of Kelleher International.[10] The company focused its operations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City for its first twenty years before expanding throughout the United States and internationally.[2]

In 2013, Amber Kelleher-Andrews starred in Ready for Love, a reality television matchmaking show that aired on NBC.[9] Kelleher International held an event at Necker Island that benefited Virgin Unite in January 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Strauss, Karsten (2013-09-06). "Love, A Billionaire And A Plan To Save The World". Forbes. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Kelleher International: experts in exclusive matchmaking". European CEO. 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  3. ^ Fenwick, Alexandra (2011-02-14). "Playing Their Hearts Out". SI Vault. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  4. ^ a b Crane, Dan (2013-10-11). "The High-End Matchmaking Service for Tycoons". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  5. ^ a b Carolyne Zinko (2013-04-14). "Modern romance". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  6. ^ Koko, Amy (2014-02-14). "6. Kelleher International: $15,000 – $100,000". The Richest. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  7. ^ Nathan, Sara (2013-02-14). "'A supermodel called me looking for love last night': Tales of the A List matchmaker whose little black book includes the numbers of Oscar winners and CEOs". Daily Mail UK. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  8. ^ Flaherty, Somer (September 2007). "Love (with Help) In Marin". Marin. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  9. ^ a b Noelia Sastre (December 2013). "The matchmaker of the famous charges $150,000". Vanity Fair. 
  10. ^ Alice C. Chen (2008-03-02). "In Search of a Soul Mate Never mind the Web, these women hunt dates the old way: with intuition - and lots of cash". San Francisco Chronicle.