Jeff Parks is a founding General Partner and Executive Committee member of Riverwood Capital. Riverwood manages +$2 billion in capital commitments, and makes private equity investments in high-growth businesses, primarily in the global technology, technology-enabled and related growth industries.
Prior to establishing Riverwood, Jeff was an executive at KKR, where he focused on large scale leveraged buyout investments in the technology sector, and an investment professional in the Principal Opportunities Fund at Oaktree Capital Management, where he specialized in private equity investment in distressed companies.
Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at UBS Investment Bank in Los Angeles. Jeff has extensive experience investing in and scaling global technology companies. During his extensive investing career, Jeff has invested in a vast array of companies and completed dozens of transactions. In addition, he has worked closely with several successful entrepreneurs in the scaling of their companies, bringing both capital and expertise to those initiatives.
Jeff earned a Dual BA in Economics and Mathematics from Pomona College (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Claremont, California. He is or has been a director of Accellion, Druva, LogRhythm, Nutanix (NASD: NTNX), SintecMedia (Chairman), Spredfast, Ticketfly, UGSI, Vacasa and Virtual Instruments. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Pomona College.