Our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) are on a mission to find a great company and lead it through its next phase of growth.

EIRs are operators at heart. They have a diverse set of experiences, from founding and leading small businesses to advising Fortune 500 companies across several industries. They have partnered with NGP with the goal of finding a business they will join in a full-time, leadership role.


 
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austin ashmore

Austin is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NextGen Growth Partners. Having worked in both small, family business and large multinational environments, Austin has experience growing businesses of all shapes and sizes. His background includes a strong focus on operations and finance, with a bent for process improvement.

aashmore@nextgengp.com

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Gabe Barkley

Gabe is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NextGen Growth Partners. Prior to NGP, Gabe was the Director of Operations at VinConnect, a direct-to-consumer wine sales platform for top international wineries, where he was also the first U.S.-based employee. During his tenure at VinConnect, Gabe drove growth from zero customers in the U.S. to over 2,000 within two years, as well as increased the vendor-base from two to 33 suppliers over the span of three years.

gbarkley@nextgengp.com

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Dave Bochetto

Dave is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NextGen Growth Partners. Dave’s experience as an operator and investor has given him a strong combination of entrepreneurial, operational, strategic, marketing, and financial knowledge. Most recently, Dave was an investment professional at Ares Management where he managed a portfolio of leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed debt, and special situation equity investments primarily within the automotive, broadcasting, financials, and telecommunications sectors.

dbochetto@nextgengp.com

ROCK IRVIN

Rock is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NextGen Growth Partners. Before joining NGP, Rock was the Head of Product for Vista Intelligence Group, the data and intelligence organization of Vista Equity Partners. Rock led all product efforts for using data and leading-edge technology to create new intelligence-driven products that solve problems for new and existing clients of companies in the Vista portfolio.

rirvin@nextgengp.com

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Dave NewBerry

Dave is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NextGen Growth Partners. Dave brings a wide range of experience as a founder, operator and advisor to businesses varying in size and industry. Most recently, Dave was with Moelis & Company, a global investment bank, where he provided M&A advisory services to companies in the technology sector.

dnewberry@nextgengp.com

Josh Weiss

Josh is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NextGen Growth Partners. Josh’s experience as an entrepreneur, operator, and financial analyst has given him a strong combination of entrepreneurial, operational, strategic, marketing, and financial knowledge.  Most recently, Josh was President/Founder at Bluegala, an online retailer of social occasion gowns, which he successfully ran and grew for six years prior to selling to a private investor group.

jweiss@nextgengp.com