Co-Founder & Managing Director
Rob Walker serves as Co-Founder and Managing Director of Pilot Growth. Rob has over 16 years of investing and business development experience and serves on the board on two of the firm’s investments; Perthera and Metabiota, while quite active in the investments of Bizzabo, CB Insights, Velocidi and Webgility. Rob’s previous investments include Counsyl (acquired by Myriad), (Zenedge (acquired by Oracle) and C-Legal (acquired by Ernst & Young). Rob has extensive private and public sector experience in international affairs, politics and government.
After a role in both of President Clinton’s successful campaigns, Rob was appointed as special assistant to the Secretary of Transportation and then finished out the term of the Federal Aviation Administrator in a similar role during the Bush Administration. Rob represented and furthered these officials’ interests to other federal agencies, on Capitol Hill and with foreign governments. After leaving government, Rob created a robust international consulting and lobbying practice aimed at furthering the interest of US companies internationally, while also securing 50M+ in congressional funding for his domestic clients. He has also represented organizations such as ONE and Care on informatory expeditions for a multitude of dignitaries and policy makers to over 25 countries, mainly Africa, Asia & Central America.