Ben Kortlang is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined the firm in 2008 and focuses on growth-stage greentech investing. Ben’s board memberships include Amonix, Clean Power Finance, Enphase Energy, OSIsoft and Silver Spring Networks.
Before joining KPCB, Ben worked at Goldman Sachs for eight years, most recently co-heading the company’s alternative energy investing business. In this capacity, Ben managed Goldman’s multi-billion-dollar portfolio of alternative energy investments, including First Solar, Horizon Wind Energy and SunEdison. His prior roles at Goldman Sachs included leading the private equity investing business within Goldman’s special situations group, and serving as a vice president in Goldman’s investment banking group with a focus on industrials and natural resources. Earlier in his career, Ben was an associate with A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm, where he focused on strategic and operations consulting in the energy, manufacturing, packaging, transportation and communications industries. Ben began his career as a business analyst at National Australia Bank, working in strategic planning and macroeconomic forecasting.
Ben holds a bachelor of business degree (economics and finance) from RMIT University, a bachelor of commerce and an honors degree in econometrics from the University of Melbourne and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.