Gabe Kleinman leads Marketing and Portfolio Services at Obvious Ventures, a venture capital firm backing world positive entrepreneurs that create disruptive solutions to the world's biggest problems. He was previously at Medium where he led People Operations, Product Marketing, Partnerships, and Social Impact (not all at once).
Prior to Medium Gabe co-led the Design for Learning practice at IDEO, helping organizations in the private, public, and social sectors tackle large-scale challenges in education. Gabe began his career at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) working across CAA Marketing, the CAA Foundation, and strategic agency initiatives for over a decade.
A Few Highlights:Served on the inaugural board of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Has a B.A. in Philosophy and Anthropology from Cornell University. Grew up a Hartford Whalers fan. Learned about organic farming the hard way (hmmm, this sounds like a Marketplace story). Currently lives in Oakland with his family.
Let’s Do the Numbers!0 - Cells in my body producing insulin 3 - Journals filled chronicling cheeses I've tasted around the world 26 - Years I waited for a Red Sox World Series triumph