D. Kirk B. Westbrook is the President and Chief Financial Officer of invencor, inc., which is a manager of several funds, both debt and equity, and provides strategic consulting services to emerging, high growth companies.
In 1997, invencor, inc. assumed management of an existing seed fund associated with incubators in the State of Arizona, the Arizona Technology Venture Fund (ATVF). Several new investments were made and ATVF was fully liquidated in 2005.
Mr. Westbrook is a co-founder and Managing Director of International Venture Fund (IVF). IVF is a Silicon Valley based seed stage venture fund with a portfolio including investments in Hawaii, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, as well as Silicon Valley. Mr. Westbrook has or previously has held board seats on four of IVF’s portfolio companies and he was instrumental in the sale of AdOn Network, Inc. to Prime Visibility Media Group.
Mr. Westbrook has been involved with finance for over 20 years. In 1989, he accepted a position with Silicon Valley Bank, a nationally recognized debt and equity provider which specializes in serving early stage, pre-profit technology companies, most of which are venture backed. While at Silicon Valley, Mr. Westbrook worked in all of the lending areas of the Bank, as well as managed an extensive portfolio for several years in the Bank’s workout group. His last position was as Vice President in the Bank’s National Division, then one of the fastest growing divisions within the Bank, where he actively developed client and venture capital relationships in Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. He departed his post in April 1997 to form invencor, inc.
In addition to his management and investment activity, Mr. Westbrook is a reviewer of Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology grant submissions and an invited business plan judge or company selection panelist for venture conferences in the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii,Illinois, Texas and Utah. He served for many years as a board member of the non-profit Hawaii Venture Capital Association and is a member of the executive committee of HiBEAM, a Hawaiibased business accelerator and the advisory board of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii. Mr. Westbrook is a graduate of San Jose State University.