Randy Hawks is managing director at Claremont Creek Ventures, bringing more than 25 years of technology industry experience as a senior general manager and venture investor to the group. Randy invests in information technology and has a special interest in sensor networks and security; his investment portfolio includes Billeo, ecoATM, Sentilla, and ShotSpotter. In the years prior to co-founding Claremont Creek Ventures, Randy was a general partner at Novus Ventures and a venture partner at Horizon Ventures. Before his venture capital career, Randy had startup experience as CEO at Captiva Software and as COO at Identix (from its founding through IPO and life on NASDAQ). He served as senior vice president at AT&T Paradyne and as a vice president of marketing and division general manager at ITT Information Systems (Qume). Early in his career, Randy served in a variety of roles in the minicomputer business at Texas Instruments and began work as a computer research engineer at Cornell Aeronautical Lab.
Prior investments include Inapac, Invivodata, Identix, Flytecomm, View Central and Be Here.
Randy holds a BSEE from University of Arkansas and has completed the Stanford University Executive Management Program. He serves as a committee chair for Keiretsu Forum and is a member of the US Secret Service Electronics Crime Taskforce.
Randy and his wife Bev live in Oakland, California. Their three children are grown.