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.