CEO, Empowered Education

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Robert Klapper

CEO, Empowered Education


Robert Klapper is Empowered Education’s (EE) chief executive officer, dedicated to working with the EE team to improve lives by changing the approach to healthcare through a focus on wellness and sustainable habit change.
 
Throughout his career, Klapper has worked in businesses that have made a difference in people’s lives. Prior to EE, Klapper led his team through the transformation of Ashworth—an online family of colleges, a career school and high school educating 75,000 traditionally under-served students. As the president and CEO, Klapper put the focus on students and their outcomes, the launch of several new schools, and building a highly scalable platform, which led to significant growth of the institution.
 
Previous leadership roles, at several early and later stage consumer businesses, include: Charles Schwab, Colgate-Palmolive, 21st Century, and insurance.com.
 
Klapper has served as a board member and advisor on growth strategies and building teams to nonprofit and early-stage company CEOs in the education and financial services industries, including being an inaugural member of Junior Achievement’s Global Advisory Council.   
 
He earned his MBA with a concentration in marketing from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.