Backing disruptive innovators.
The Parkway team have taken companies from pre-founding vision all the way through successful exit
Jesse is a consummate technologist and an experienced software executive. After his graduate research at Columbia University and Cornell in Simulation and AI, Jesse founded Frustum Inc. Which later sold to PTC in 2018 after successfully creating a new market segment in computer aided design known as Generative Design, which is forecasted to be valued in the billions. After this successful exit Jesse and his financial partner Gregg Hill founded Parkway to continue repeat success in Simulation and AI enabled technology companies.
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Gregg knows what it takes to be successful as an experienced financier and operator. His former pooled investment fund at H&S Capital achieved significant returns, with the sell of Frustum Inc, an H&S portfolio company. Gregg personally received an 18x return on capital with the sell of Frustum. His hands-on approach both as an entrepreneur and investor is motivated by the same inner drive that made him an elite athlete in professional tennis. Gregg is an expert at recognizing excellence and is an active and engaged board member in the companies he leads investments in.
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Rob is an experienced venture capital investor and entrepreneur, with partner-level investment experience in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Rob has over 60 completed personal and professional venture investments, resulting in more than a dozen high-profile exits and IPOs on major exchanges, including: Lyft($25bn IPO), Coursera ($4.5 billion IPO), Casper ($575 million IPO), Accolade ($1.2 billion IPO), Compass ($7 billion IPO) and Mobileye ($15 billion acquisition by Intel). Rob began his career as an investment banker with Deutsche Bank, BAML, UBS and Goldman Sachs.
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Nekeshia is a seasoned business growth and cost optimization strategist with leadership experience at top firms including Morgan Stanley, BlackRock, and PwC. Prior to joining Parkway, Nekeshia led strategy for Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and served as the Engagement and Adoption lead for the Morgan Stanley Digital organization. Nekeshia’s acumen in growth strategy and cost optimization was leveraged in advising small and large companies during her tenure at IBM, Booze Allen and PwC. Before her time in the private sector, she served as an Intern and Political Appointee for President George W. Bush.
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Brian Hoyt, the former CIO of Unity Technologies, is Parkway VC’s COO. Brian is fortunate to be among the youngest CIOs in Silicon Valley. During his extensive career, Brian has made an indelible mark on the technology world with the companies he has backed. As the CIO of Unity Technologies, Brian was instrumental in taking the world’s most popular gaming engine, used by the majority of game developers, and flexing it to the needs of the enterprise market.
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The Parkway Advisory Board
Omran is a global executive with over twenty years of experience in various industries including clean energy, hydrocarbons, education and R&D, in both the private and public sector.
Dr. Jonathan Hiller
Dr. Jonathan Hiller is VP Engineering at PTC, Former CTO at Frustum Inc and former Director of Engineering at Modular Robotics. Jonathan has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell with a focus on robotics, 3D printing and AI, a MS Mechanical Engineering from Cornell and a BS Mechanical Engineering University of Washington.
Tommy is one of the most talented and dedicated athletes in the sports world. He was previously ranked #2 globally in singles, and was also Gregg Hill’s former doubles partner. Tommy’s drive to be successful in everything he does coupled with his lifelong dedication to sports and wellness is a winning combination for Parkway.
Vasek Pospisil is a professional tennis player and 2014 Wimbledon champion. Vasek is currently ranked 61st in the world (2020 YE) and was voted Comeback Player of the Year by his peers in the 2020 ATP Awards. Vasek co-founded the Professional Tennis Players Association with Novak Djokovic and is also an active venture investor and entrepreneur.
Kirk is an innovator, educator, technologist and entrepreneur. Almost a decade ago, Kirk shepherded an online education program that became Dwight Global Online School. In 2021, Niche ranked Dwight Global as one of the best online high schools in the United States.
Ian Campbell is a Venture-backed entrepreneur (two exits), seasoned engineer (GT MSAE) and inventor. Ian is
CEO of OnScale (recent Parkway 4.5x exit) and has a
MSAE in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and and a MBA from Georgia Tech.
Parkway is a team. We work as a team. We learn as a team. We grow as a team. And we succeed as a team.
This team approach is in the DNA of Parkway and is inspired by some of the amazing professional athletes who have joined Parkway. Everyone we work with, whether an investor, advisor, portfolio company, service provider, founder or charitable organization, is part of the Parkway team and we succeed together.
Parkway’s emphasis on team culture extends beyond the office to the communities we are part of. We believe strongly in giving back and have concentrated these efforts on supporting Match Point Impact (MPI). MPI’s mission is focused on mentoring disadvantaged youth to develop team spirit, a competitive instinct and a loving heart, through tennis. MPI’s international coaching staff, with over 35 years of experience coaching elite and national teams, provides world renowned training methodologies and mentorship at all ages and levels.