Kevin grew up in the heart of Silicon Valley, where he received an early education in the technology world from his father, who was a software entrepreneur. From a young age, Kevin knew he wanted to be involved in building companies from the ground up. “Working in startups seemed like the most fun job you could ever have,” he says. “You see the future, build the products you want to use, and create a company culture that you want to work in.”
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 ship the first mobile messaging services and browser on more than a billion phones.
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 lead business and corporate development. In 2015, he joined Spark as a general partner on the early-stage investment team. Drawing on his operating 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.”