Perry Klebahn is an innovator, an executive leader, and a co-founding member of the faculty at the d.school. Perry has been making impact at Stanford since 1996 as a Consulting Professor, and as the Director of Executive Education programs for the d.school he now engineers the workshops that give business leaders on all levels a meaningful and hands on experience with the design thinking process. Perry focuses on teaching insights and innovation techniques that drive change in organizations to make real impact for companies.
Perry is an innovator and entrepreneur at heart having founded Atlas Snowshoe Company in 1991. The pioneering design behind the first Atlas Snow Shoe was Perry’s graduate school project for the Stanford Product Design program that same year, and over the next ten years he designed, manufactured and marketed the first high performance snowshoe in the world. Perry later took leadership roles in larger companies such as COO for Patagonia and CEO for Timbuk2.
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