Wiles Kase is a Consultant at Clareo, where he draws on expertise in early-stage investing, corporate strategy, and design to build strategies for growth

At Clareo, he is active in both the New Energy and Food & Agriculture practices, helping client teams create new businesses and lead and manage innovation effectively.

Drawing on a diverse skillset—ranging from product marketing and design thinking to venture investing and quantitative industry analysis—Wiles has performed marketing and finance roles across multiple industries, including energy, agriculture, manufacturing, and environmental services.

As a graduate student, he cultivated deep experience in venture capital, holding positions on three separate VC investment teams across the Midwest and one in Silicon Valley. He has led investments in numerous startups and advised them on strategy, operations, and financing.

Wiles started his career in economics, analyzing the structure and regulatory landscape of sectors such as water and power utilities, alternative fuels, transportation, manufacturing, and land management.

Wiles holds two graduate degrees from the University of Michigan—an MBA from the Ross School of Business, and an MS in Environmental Science—and a BA from Yale University.

  • Marketing and Growth Strategy
  • Early-Stage Investing & Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking and Facilitation
  • Sustainability