CEO and Founder, ONEHOPE
Jake Kloberdanz is CEO and Founder of ONEHOPE, a brand with a mission to bring people together to celebrate and serve the world. ONEHOPE creates thoughtfully-crafted products that each make a measurable impact for a specific charitable cause. For example, each case of Sparkling wine connects 25 meals to children in need.
Since launching ONEHOPE in 2007, Jake has successfully raised more than $25 million in financing. He is one of few people under the age of 35 to build an independent wine brand now producing more than 65,000 cases annually, solidifying ONEHOPE as one of the 300 largest wineries out of 9,000 in the United States. In 2014, he helped lead ONEHOPE’s acquisition of a flagship vineyard and subsequently, helped finance the construction of an iconic Estate and Winery on the property. The Estate will be completed by end of 2017 and the Winery will finalize construction by summer of 2018. The ONEHOPE brand has received recognition in Inc. magazine’s “500|5000” – an annual exclusive list of America’s fastest-growing private companies – for four years and counting.
Through the sales of ONEHOPE products, the ONEHOPE Foundation has donated more than $2 million to the brand’s nonprofit partners. Beyond ONEHOPE, Jake serves as board member and advisor for numerous successful business and nonprofits. He has helped other nonprofit organizations raise more than $20 million.
During his time as CEO and founder, Jake has been recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek’s, “Top 25 under 25”, Wine Enthusiast’s, “Top 40 Under 40” and was recognized as the youngest nominee for “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young in 2009. He has also been a speaker at numerous conferences and events including TEDx, The United Nations, Nation-Wide’s Annual Global Event, Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, UCLA and MIT. Jake serves on the board for 8VC, a successful venture capital firm in San Francisco that has invested in recent successes such as Oculus, Relate IQ, Blend, Illumio, and many more. He is also an active member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, Gen Next, Napa Valley Vintners and Napa Valley Grapegrowers.
Jake’s work has been profiled in numerous outlets including, Forbes, Leaders, Entrepreneur, Inc. and Success magazine, in which he discusses his expertise in consumer brands and integrating cause into cultures and business models. His model, known as Cause-Centric Commerce, helps to integrate social impact with everyday commerce.
Prior to founding ONEHOPE, Jake graduated from the Haas School of Business and was a three- year Scholar Athlete at UC Berkeley playing football and rugby, where he earned numerous national championships.