Meet Ron Klopfer (full bio), member of the SVP board of directors since 2012 and currently the Vice Chair. Ron and his wife Natalie have been SVP members since 2008, volunteering with Investees in a variety of roles. A technology entrepreneur, Ron has co-founded, led, and ultimately sold three Vancouver-based technology start-ups over the past 15 years..
Ron’s best SVP moment was seeing former Investee, Saint James Music Academy (2011-2015) win an investment from SVP. “I worked with the SJMA team to develop their plans and proposal, and through that I came to really revere their mission and people.”
3 things you didn’t know about me:
- I’ve skied up and down most of the volcanoes between here and Oregon
- I currently lead a team of scientists and engineers on a mission to mitigate climate change by developing a technology that makes electricity from waste exhaust heat
- I once spent weeks meditating in silence in a buddhist monastery