Proptech Firm Cecilian Partners Welcomes Innovation & Technology Leader Russ Kliman to Board of Directors

Kliman brings extensive experience advising visionary entrepreneurs and industry disruptors to help Cecilian Partners chart a strategic path for growth

NEW HOPE, Pa., Mar. 29, 2023 – Cecilian Partners Inc., a high-growth proptech startup in Southeastern Pennsylvania’s burgeoning technology sector, is pleased to announce that Russ Kliman has joined its board of directors. As Cecilian Partners enters its fourth year and begins Series A fundraising, Kliman has been tapped to help accelerate the firm’s growth strategy and market share.

Co-founded by John Cecilian, Jr., and Philip Worland, Cecilian Partners is modernizing the land development, home building, and home buying experience with a patented digital platform that simplifies data management, digital marketing, and operations for community developers. It’s a challenging task in the real estate sector, long known as one of the most technologically backwards industries in the world.

Kliman’s deep expertise and enthusiasm around digital transformation led Cecilian and Worland to invite him to the board. “Our biggest challenge is trying to move an entire industry while driving change within individual organizations, all while navigating life as a startup,” said Cecilian. “Russ brings invaluable experience in steering the development and adoption of disruptive technologies, along with the know-how to achieve growth for early-stage tech companies.”

Kliman’s background includes a blend of product design, innovation strategy, technology, and strategic investments, augmented by decades of experience working with stakeholders at the executive level. He is an expert in leveraging human-centered design and agile methodologies to chart growth strategies for emerging disruptors. Today, as Head of Strategic Investments at SEI, Kliman mentors entrepreneurs and advises startups looking to change the world through the power of technology.

The notion of bringing transformational change to the tech-starved real estate industry piqued Kliman’s interest in Cecilian Partners. “True opportunities reside in those who embrace human-centered design principles, challenge mental models, and deliver transformative and novel solutions which can foster growth across the entire value chain, and Cecilian Partners are doing exactly that,” said Kliman. “The leadership team brings a unique set of experiences, strengths, and talents that well positions them to digitally transform an industry that is ripe for disruption, and I’m excited to be a part of their growth journey.”

Cecilian and Worland are thrilled to have Russ join the roster of distinguished industry leaders currently serving on Cecilian Partners’ board of directors. “Russ’s human-centered approach to product design and change management represents a crucial perspective for our leadership team,” said Worland. “As we scale up operations and expand our product roadmap, we’ll be leaning on his vision and insights to ensure we’re building a sustainable foundation for digital transformation across the real estate industry.”

About Cecilian Partners

Since 2019, Cecilian Partners has sought to bridge the digital divide between homebuilders, community developers, and home buyers with its patented technology platform. The firm’s property development software, 3D mapping technology, and data management solutions simplify the complexities of placemaking for builders and developers while offering interactive experiences that transform the customer experience for home buyers. Cecilian Partners collaborates with community developers across the U.S. who aspire to modernize their digital footprint and ease everyday pain points associated with building and buying homes. For more information about digital solutions for community developers and homebuilders, visit