Colin Kessinger

Executive Partner

Colin works with the investment team members and other Executive Partners to identify, analyze, and assess potential investment opportunities.

He has spent the last 30 years in thought leadership and business leadership roles focused on applying quantitative techniques to supply chains, pricing, trade-promotion, customer insights, and risk management.

Colin has consulted extensively in the data center, semiconductor, life sciences, capital equipment, high-tech, electronics, telecommunications, consumer electronic, CPG, and automotive sectors. He co-founded End-to-End Analytics which provided advanced analytics to a broad range of clients including 6 of the top 10 companies by market Cap. He also co-founded Vivecon Corporation to commercialize a risk-management framework for managing demand and supply uncertainty. This framework was an outgrowth of his research as an Assistant Professor of Operations at the University of Michigan, where he focused on supply chain flexibility and contract design. As a result of this work, he holds patents in the area of Supply Chain Risk Management. He currently serves as on the advisory board of several early stage AI companies and as an advisor to senior executives at several Fortune 500 companies.

Colin periodically serves as an adjunct professor of Operations Management at Stanford University and at U.C. Berkeley.

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Stanford University,
    Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Cornell University,
    B.Sc. and M.Eng. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering