FOUNDING MANAGING PARTNER
Michael Marks is the Founding Managing Partner of WRVI Capital — a technology venture fund established in 2019 focussed on accelerating the monetization and scaling of disruptive companies globally.
Electronic Business Magazine named Michael one of the Top Ten Most Influential Executives in Silicon Valley History and CEO of the Year for 2003.
Michael is also the Founding Managing Partner of WRV Capital — a technology venture fund. He is also a General (and Founding) Partner at Riverwood Capital — a private equity fund which invests in rapidly growing private companies in North America and in emerging markets.
Michael is also the Executive Chairman and Founder of Katerra, Inc., a technology company that is optimizing every aspect of building design, materials supply, and construction in the $8 Trillion construction industry. Under his stewardship, Katerra has developed an order book exceeding $3 Billion.
Previously, Michael was a Partner and Senior Advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR; 2006 – 2007).
Prior to KKR, he spent 13 years as CEO of Flextronics International Ltd. (Flextronics) where he led its growth into one of the largest technology companies globally — from annualized revenues of approximately $93 Million to approximately $25 Billion while establishing operations in over 35 countries and integrating over 100 strategic acquisitions. Subsequently, as Chairman of Flextronics, from 2006 to 2007, Michael helped Flextronics grow to annualized revenues of $36 Billion.
Michael earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA and MA from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. Michael currently is a Director of Katerra Inc., Berkeley Lights, Lolli & Pops, Bossa Nova, The Melt and H2O.ai. Previously Michael was a Director of Schlumberger Limited.