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Rock Irvin

ENTREPRENEUR in residence

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.

Before joining Vista, Rock co-founded the Data Products Team at Cars.com, organically growing the company’s data revenues by 20x. Rock managed over products generating over $130M by the end of his tenure.

Before and during his MBA studies, Rock was an entrepreneur, a private equity associate at ShoreCap Management and an investment strategist at Northern Trust.  

He is a native of Memphis, a snowboarder, a motorcyclist, a startup mentor, a mentor to high school boys, the best darn uncle in the world, and an investor.

Rock received his BBA from Howard University and his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.