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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute

Advisory Board

Ben LeNail

Director of Business Development
Alta Devices

Ben Lenail, based in Palo Alto, CA, is currently Director of Business Development at Alta Devices, a specialty solar energy company. He is also a member of investment group HealthTech Capital; and is a founding officer of ALD Connect, a research consortium focused on the neuro-metabolic disease X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD).

Ben was previously a distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford University, and Senior Director of Corporate Development at Sun Microsystems. Ben has a Bachelor’s from Sciences Po (Paris, France) and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Among his significant experience in the nonprofit world, Ben has served on the Executive Committee of Silicon Valley Social Ventures (SV2) for three years; and on the Board of the International School of the Peninsula for seven years.

In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time with his family and his beloved Golden Retriever Hazel, yoga, and walking.

Ben LeNail.