Over two decades, Kevin worked for visionary founders, launched products that people love, and saw two companies go public. While attending the University of California-Santa Barbara, Kevin met a young entrepreneur named John Macfarlane, who had a vision for the future of messaging and mobile. Kevin quickly joined John at Software.com (later called Openwave) as the seventh employee, and over the next eight years, he helped launch the first mobile messaging services and browsers on more than a billion phones. After Openwave, John founded the speaker company Sonos.
In 2008 lightning struck again when Kevin met Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone. He joined Twitter when the company was just a dozen people to run the mobile product teams and later led business and corporate development. In 2015, he joined Spark as a general partner.
Drawing on his working experience and the types of founders he’s worked for, Kevin gravitates towards companies that create new consumer experiences. “I love working with people who care about building a brand,” he says. “I know that is a loaded term, but my favorite entrepreneurs are the ones who appreciate design, obsess over details, and are incredible storytellers.”