Ben Stapleton

photo of Ben Stapleton“While we might have enough advanced technology to combat environmental issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, we need to figure out how to break down the cost. We have to determine if the business or service models used to sell the product that fights greenhouse gas emissions is the right one such that it can take off and scale. Having policies that govern our living help create scale. So technology is important, but it’s only so important in how it’s used, and how affordable it is.”


Ben Stapleton launched and managed the La Kretz Innovation Campus in Downtown Los Angeles, most recently serving as SVP, Operations & Finance for the LA Cleantech Incubator. He has also held the positions of Managing Director of the LA Better Buildings Challenge and Vice President & Cleantech Practice Group Lead at JLL. He has served on the boards of LA Bioscience Hub and USGBC-LA. He holds a MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.