Our Team

Entrepreneurs First: We are all founders of successful companies and understand technology entrepreneurs' needs.

San Francisco


John DeLoche

John DeLoche
Co-Founder & Managing Director

“Pilot Growth’s investment structures are creative, flexible and solve for the optimal ways to meet entrepreneurs’ goals.”


Will Lee

William Lee
Co-Founder & Managing Director

“We enjoy helping talented and dedicated technology entrepreneurs achieve disruptive and fantastic things.”


William Nettles

William Nettles
Strategic Business Development Advisor

William Nettles is a Strategic Business Development Advisor with Pilot Growth Equity.


Amy Lund

Amy Lund
Operations Manager

Amy Lund is an Operations Manager with Pilot Growth Equity.

New York


Neil Callahan

Neil Callahan
Co-Founder & Managing Director

“We are passionate about working with entrepreneurs as an extension of their operating teams—we like our portfolio companies to think of our expertise, energy and relationships as resources of their own.”


Nan Hayworth

Dr. Nan Hayworth
Strategic Business Development Advisor

Dr. Nan Hayworth is a Strategic Business Development Advisor with Pilot Growth Equity.

Boston


Phil Cooper

Phil Cooper
Senior Partner

Phil Cooper is a Senior Partner with Pilot Growth Equity.

Washington, D.C.


Rob Walker

Rob Walker
Co-Founder & Managing Director

“We have spent decades developing strong global partnerships and helping businesses enter the world’s most important growth markets.”


Julianna Smoot

Julianna Smoot
Strategic Business Development Advisor

Julianna Smoot is a Strategic Business Development Advisor with Pilot Growth Equity.


Michael Beckerman

Michael Beckerman
Strategic Business Development Advisor

Michael Beckerman is a Strategic Business Development Advisor with Pilot Growth Equity.

In The Cloud


NavPod

NavPod
Chief Deal Sourcing & Workflow Officer

NavPod is our proprietary artificial intelligence-based deal sourcing and workflow engine that was developed in-house by Pilot Growth.