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
“We founded Pilot Growth as a platform to accelerate the growth of bootstrapped entrepreneur-led technology companies with capital, relationships and operating expertise.”

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.