Learn about our leadership team and Board of Directors.
Learn about our leadership team and Board of Directors.
Betsy has served in executive leadership roles for both for-profit and nonprofit technology organizations, most recently as Benetech’s President, driving the development and growth of all Benetech initiatives including inclusive education, poverty alleviation, and human rights. She is a social entrepreneur and engineer and has co-founded two software companies, including the first web-based Information and Referral service for human services. She defined the concept of “Born Accessible,” a vision where all digital content is made accessible to everyone when created. Betsy has developed products across the software, semiconductor, and information sectors and previously held senior positions with BEA Systems, TradeBeam, Social Online Service, and Cisco Systems. She holds a degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University.
Jim is a leading social entrepreneur, a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and a Distinguished Alumnus of Caltech. Jim’s dream is to bring Silicon Valley’s technology innovations to all of humanity, not just the richest 5%. He is a former rocket engineer who also founded two successful for-profit high technology companies. Under Jim’s leadership, Benetech has created and scaled multiple software for good enterprises.
Brad is a seasoned business development and marketing leader with over 25 years of experience in technology, marketing and management. At Benetech, Brad is responsible for creating and operationalizing the strategic direction of the Benetech Global Literacy Program, including products, services, partnerships, and funding. Prior to Benetech, Brad was vice president of marketing and business development at Inkiru, a big data predictive analytics company acquired by Wal-Mart. He also served as the founder and CEO of Through the Lens, Inc., the creator of premier image and data management systems for medical practices. Brad is passionate about making sure all people have the opportunity to read and learn, regardless of ability. In his free time, Brad enjoys skiing and spending time with his family.
Joel is a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of experience. At Benetech, Joel is responsible for all marketing strategy and operations, program and product marketing, digital marketing, and communications. Prior to Benetech, Joel was VP of Product Marketing at Nexant and has held senior marketing, product, and business development roles at startups and public companies as well as nonprofits. Over the past 20+ years Joel’s work has spanned a range of global technology challenges from sustainability and energy management to speech recognition and security, all at the juncture of leveraging technology for action and impact. Joel is passionate about seeking new ways to apply software for social good. In his free time, Joel enjoys cycling, fly fishing, backpacking and time with family.
KP leads the development of Benetech’s early stage software solutions, taking the most promising initiatives to market and scaling them for community impact. An experienced product innovator, KP has held executive leadership roles across startups and large technology organizations, including Sun Microsystems. Most recently, KP served as SVP of Product Delivery and Engineering at Amava, a startup that he co-founded, which uses technology to improve the lives of seniors. He has a strong knowledge of public sector technology needs, having served as Director of IT Operations for the County of Santa Clara.
Jane is a seasoned human resources executive with over thirty years of experience building high-impact teams. At Benetech, Jane is responsible for human resources and all other administrative functions required for organizational success. A member of the ADP Client Advisory Council as a voice for accessibility, she previously managed the human resources and administration functions at Calera Recognition Systems, a for-profit tech company found by Benetech Founder and CEO, Jim Fruchterman. Jane is passionate about helping others and believes we can improve the lives of people in underserved communities through the power of technology. Jane enjoys reading, needle arts, skiing, and travel. Jane has a BA degree in Sociology from Stanford University.
Tie Kim is an experienced finance executive whose career spans over 25 years in venture capital, start-ups and financial management. As Benetech’s CFO, Tie is responsible for all financial functions including accounting and audits as well as strategy and compliance. Previously, Tie served as the CFO at Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm focused on creating opportunities for people to improve their own lives, their communities and the world around them. Tie also held various managerial positions at Informatica in business development, investor relations, worldwide operations and finance. He currently serves as a board member of National Junior Basketball, and advisor to early stage companies focused on social change. Tie is also a CPA (inactive), state of California, and worked in public accounting.
Mary Fuller has been focused on the intersection of technology and law for over two decades. As the owner of her own practice, Mary serves as Benetech’s General Counsel in a part-time capacity. She is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. Prior to Benetech, Mary served in high-profile roles ranging from attorney to general counsel for technology companies and Silicon Valley law firms. Mary received her JD degree from Notre Dame University and her BS in electrical engineering from Northern Arizona University. She is a licensed patent attorney and was named a 2020 Silicon Valley Business Times Woman of Influence honoree.