Randy Hawks is a co-founder of Claremont Creek Ventures. Randy brings more than 25 years of technology industry experience as a senior general manager and venture investor, with a special interest in sensors, networking, and security.
Randy currently represents CCV on the boards of ShotSpotter (NASDAQ:SSTI), SmartZip Analytics, Sentilla (observer), and Genalyte (observer). He recently guided the successful exits of ecoATM (acquired by Outerwall (OUTR), formerly Coinstar) and Element Energy (acquired by Volterra).
Prior to co-founding Claremont Creek Ventures, Randy was a General Partner at Novus Ventures and a Venture Partner at Horizon Ventures. His prior investments include, Premisys, Invivodata, Identix. Before his venture capital career, Randy was a successful operator as CEO at Captiva Software and COO at Identix from founding to life on the NASDAQ. Previously, Randy 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, he also served in a variety of roles in the minicomputer business at Texas Instruments and as a computer research engineer at Cornell Aeronautical Lab.
Randy holds a BSEE from University of Arkansas and completed the Stanford University Executive Management Program. He is also a member of the US Secret Service Electronics Crime Taskforce.