CEO I Founder ONEHOPE in Napa, California
Jake Kloberdanz is CEO and Founder of ONEHOPE, a brand with a mission to build a community that makes the world better through memorable wine and experiences. ONEHOPE creates thoughtfully-crafted products that each make a measurable impact for a specific charitable cause.
Since launching ONEHOPE in 2007, Jake has successfully raised more than $50 million in financing. He is one of few people age 35 or under to build an independent wine brand now producing more than 150,000 cases annually, solidifying ONEHOPE as one of the 250 largest wineries out of 9,000 in the United States. In 2014, he helped lead ONEHOPE’s acquisition of a flagship vineyard in Napa, and subsequently, helped finance the construction of an iconic Estate and Winery on the property. The Estate is complete and the Winery will be completed by summer of 2019. The ONEHOPE brand has received recognition in Inc. magazine’s “500|5000” – an annual exclusive list of America’s fastest-growing private companies – for six years and counting.
Through the sales of ONEHOPE products, the ONEHOPE Foundation has donated millions of dollars to the brand’s nonprofit partners. Beyond ONEHOPE, Jake also serves as board member and advisor for numerous successful business and nonprofits.
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 the youngest nominee to be recognized by Ernst & Young for “Entrepreneur of the Year”. He has also been a speaker at numerous conferences, events and universities including TEDx, The United Nations Annual Global Event, Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, UCLA and MIT. Jake serves on the Advisor Board for 8VC, a successful venture capital firm in SF whose recent investments include Oculus, Wish, Blend and more. He is also an active member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, GenNext, Napa Valley Vintners and Napa Valley Grapegrowers.
Jake’s work has been profiled in numerous media outlets including, Forbes, Leaders, Entrepreneur, Inc. and Success magazine, in which he shares his expertise in consumer brands and integrating cause into business models and culture. 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.