Michael Segrest joined Silver Creek Ventures in 1991 and has helped the firm manage five venture funds, with over seventy-five portfolio company investments spread over those 20+ years. Michael has actively worked with over twenty-five of those portfolio companies, helping them realize their goals of becoming successful startup companies. As a general partner for the Firm, Mr. Segrest has focused his investment activities on information technologies, particularly in the areas of security, networking, and services. Prior to Silver Creek, Mr. Segrest served as a principal for a merchant banking firm specializing in the communications industries. Mr. Segrest received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin in the ERB program (Electrical Engineering option) and his MBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Adler joined Silver Creek Ventures as a General Partner in 2007. His areas of expertise include data and voice communications, software, semiconductors, and wireless applications. Mr. Adler has also served as a board member of the Texas Venture Capital Association and SMU MBA Venture Fund since their inception.
Prior to joining Silver Creek, Mr. Adler served as a Partner with InterWest, a leading diversified venture capital firm in information technology and life sciences. His current board participation includes Pivot3, Gazzang and Nimbix.
Prior to InterWest Partners, Mr. Adler developed 17 years of operating experience in product management and engineering from Rockwell International, Alcatel, Monterey Networks and Cisco Systems. Mr. Adler received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and MBA from Southern Methodist University and has authored or co-authored nine US patents.