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Keith Tandowsky

Board Member

A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases. As a candle gives its flame to the other, you are such a light.

Moshe Davis

Why J Leaders?

There is beauty in the blending of community with Jewish values to make the world a better place. I believe that JLeaders can be a conduit to that beauty.


Keith had a 35-year career at The Clorox Company where he spent the last 19 years as an executive officer, including time on the Clorox Executive Committee and extensive experience working with the Clorox Board of Directors. Keith started in the Finance function and played many roles as a business partner in all areas of financial management and information technology (Keith also held the role of SVP – Chief Information Officer for 7 years).

Keith had leadership responsibility for teams as small as 10 and as large as 400 people. Over the last twelve+ years of his career, Keith developed expertise in High Performance Executive Team Coaching and had the opportunity to coach many of the key leadership teams and top-ranking individuals at Clorox. He is passionate about the impact collaborative high performing teams can have on business results and the important steps it takes to get there.

Given his belief in this approach as one of the last areas of competitive advantage, Keith has devoted himself to this area in his retirement from Clorox, developing and coaching corporate teams/individuals in high performance practices. In addition to private clients, he’s also come full circle and is now at his alma mater, UC Berkeley, working with the Haas Executive Education program, and teaching in the Master’s programs at the Haas Business School and Engineering School’s Fung Institute. He completed his undergraduate work in Economics followed by an MBA from the Haas Business School.

Keith has also been involved in leadership in the Bay Area Jewish community for many years, working with his synagogue, Peninsula Temple Sholom, as well as the Jewish Community Federation, Jewish Vocational Services, Peninsula Jewish Community Center and AIPAC.