Our Team

Randy Hawks

Managing Director

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 Billeo, ShotSpotter, 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.

Investment Portfolio

Billeo
ecoATM
Element Energy
Sentilla
ShotSpotter
SmartZip Analytics