Trevor Kienzle

Managing Director

As a founder and Managing Director of Correlation Ventures, Trevor helps lead the firm, manages its Bay Area office, and leads its Information Technology, Consumer, and Business Services investment practices.

Trevor began his venture capital career in 1997. Prior to Correlation, Trevor was a Managing Director of Newbury Ventures, a technology-focused venture capital fund headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. There, he led investments in the technology sector, including in such companies as MetaLINCS (acquired by Seagate) and Onaro (acquired by NetApp). Previously, Trevor was Vice President at GE Equity, the $2 billion venture capital arm of GE Capital, most recently as co-head of the Software Group. He had responsibility for a team of investment professionals managing 26 portfolio companies. He led GE Equity’s investments in Okena (acquired by Cisco), Secureworks (acquired by Dell), and RSA Security (RSAS) (successful PIPE investment, acquired by EMC) and co-led its investment in Netscreen (NSCN, acquired by Juniper). Trevor also was co-founder and CFO of Loans USA (acquired by Mariner Finance). Early in his career he worked as a management consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLC as well as Furash & Company, and as an investment banker at Bankers Trust Company.

The son of a U.S. diplomat, Trevor grew up in seven foreign countries on three continents. He received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia.

Trevor financed the last two years of his college education by working during the summers as a commercial salmon fisherman aboard two different purse seiner fishing vessels in Southeast Alaska.  He is a soccer and swimming enthusiast, two sports in which his children excel.

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