Amy Klement

Managing Partner, Board Member

Meet Amy, managing partner of Imaginable Futures. Amy was previously responsible for Omidyar Network’s work in Education, Financial Inclusion, Property Rights, and Consumer Internet & Mobile initiatives in key geographies. She has held board seats or observer roles with Teach for All, Andela, Bridge International Academies, Imagine Worldwide, Kiva, Living Goods, Social Finance US, Mimoni, and Off Grid Electric.

Prior to Omidyar Network, Amy worked for eBay where she served as vice president of relationship marketing, leading email, on-site, and other retention marketing channels and as vice president of product strategy and operations, driving the development of the company’s long-term product vision and leading user experience and design. Amy formerly worked for PayPal, joining as one of its earliest employees in 1999. As vice president of product for PayPal, she and her team developed the company's payments platform, facilitated the company's overseas expansion into Europe and Asia, and was instrumental in the launch of PayPal Mobile. Earlier in her career, Amy worked in corporate strategy and development at Gap Inc. and as an analyst at JPMorgan.


Why do you love coming to work?

Unleashing human potential! Of our team, our of our entrepreneurs, of children and families.

What lessons do you keep with you today?

Pay attention to and be in service of the greater good.

Your Moment of Zen?

I get the most fulfillment from seeing my colleagues reach beyond their limits.

Favorite Quote:

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A ballerina.

What’s the closest thing to real magic in this world?

The joy of a child.

If someone narrated your life, who would you want it to be?

Aretha Franklin (in song, of course)