University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Dean Kline

Dean KlineDean Kline is co-founder, fund manager and managing director for Penn Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. He is also a managing member of the fund’s general partner. In addition, Kline is a board director for several companies: Corporate University Xchange, the Harrisburg Senators, Journal Publications, Probity MT, and Thermacore.

Prior to joining Penn Venture Partners, Kline was vice president of Schoffstall Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage technology companies. He is the former executive vice president of CURE International, which establishes children’s hospitals in developing countries, and was a start-up when Kline began working for the organization. Previously Kline was vice president of planning for a large manufacturing company. He also served as assistant to the executive director at the World Bank, and was responsible for improvement of loan quality, the education and health sectors, and the portfolio for Africa and subsequently Asia. Moreover, he served on the bank’s Joint Audit Committee and the Committee for Development Effectiveness.

Kline began his professional career as an international economist at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he worked on financial and economic relations with Asia and the Middle East, including exchange rate negotiations, financial market liberalization, and funding related to the Gulf Crisis. He was awarded the Secretary’s Certificate and the Certificate of Award by the Treasury Secretary.

Dean Kline received his M.Phil. and Graduate Diploma from Cambridge University and his B.A. from Wheaton College.

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