Jeff Parks is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Riverwood Capital. Jeff co-heads the Firm and has been involved since inception in the development of the Riverwood Capital franchise and the scalability journey of several of Riverwood’s portfolio companies.
Prior to establishing Riverwood Capital, Jeff was an investment executive at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (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, Jeff was an investment banker at UBS Investment Bank in Los Angeles.
Jeff has extensive experience investing in global technology companies. During his career, Jeff has led investments in a vast array of companies and worked closely with several successful entrepreneurs in scaling globally, bringing both capital and expertise to those initiatives. He earned a Dual BA in Economics and Mathematics from Pomona College (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Claremont, California.
Jeff is a Director of Degreed, Druva, Files.com, ForgeRock (NYSE: FORG), Gladly, HG Insights, Sauce Labs, Sensor Tower, and Vacasa (NASD: VCSA) (Chairman), and a Board Advisor, and/or former Director of several other companies including Accellion, Forecast5 (Chairman), LogRhythm, Nutanix (NASD: NTNX), SintecMedia (Chairman), Spredfast, Ticketfly, UGSI, and Virtual Instruments. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Pomona College.