Claude Leglise

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Claude Leglise

Executive Director, Center for Innovation Leadership

Claude Leglise is the executive director of the Center for Innovation Leadership at SRI International.  He has lectured and taught innovation management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Tokyo University, University of Technology Malaysia, Paris Tech, Lappenrenta University of Technology (Finland), as well as many private companies. He is currently coaching entrepreneurs in China, France and Japan.

He is also the chairman and co-founder of ClearSpot Energy, Inc., a solar electricity services company serving large-scale commercial users of power.

Leglise combines extensive global venture investing experience with a long track record in technology marketing and general management. Before launching ClearSpot Energy, he was managing director of the WI Harper Group, a Chinese-American venture capital firm.  Prior to that, he was vice president of Intel Capital, where he was responsible for making over 150 equity investments in 25 countries, including CSR, SuSe, Passave, BCD Semiconductors and Techfaith Wireless.

At Intel, Leglise spent 12 years in general management positions, first leading the design and marketing of the world’s first million-transistor microprocessor. He started the company’s collaboration with the software industry and managed the growth of the Developer Relations Group from two to over 300 software engineers. As vice president of the Home Products Group, he built a $250 million consumer business and served on Intel’s Executive Staff.

Leglise has served on numerous public and private company boards, including Netlist (NASDAQ: NLST), Camelot Information Systems (NYSE: CIS) and SupportSoft (NASDAQ: SPRT).

Leglise received a master's degree in electrical engineering from École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, in Paris, France, an MBA from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and a Chinese Language Certificate from Peking University in Beijing, China.