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James E. Kleckner, Ph.D.

James E. Kleckner, Ph.D.

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Dr. James Kleckner is currently VP Analytics and a co-founder of CloudPhysics. He has also been on the founding teams of Currenex and Cadence Design Systems and was VP Development at C*ATS Software. He received a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in EECS from the University of California, Berkeley under Richard Newton.

What first made you excited to get involved with Benetech?

I was drawn to Benetech by Jim’s vision of how much more we as a people can do, backed by his track record of what he had already done with Calera and Arkenstone.

Based on your experience, what is the significance of technology in driving social progress?

Technology can increase human productivity and in that way can be like a rising tide to raise our individual as well as collective well-being.

What would you say to someone who is considering partnering with Benetech or maybe even joining you on the board?

Benetech is unusual among nonprofits in the level of business rigor applied to the planning and execution of all activities.