Jeff Parks | Math & Econ

From: Renton, WA

Pomona Days: Class of 2002 | Math and Econ Double Major

Current Employment: Founding General Partner, Riverwood Capital

Past Employment:

  • KKR (large cap private equity, 3 years)
  • Oaktree Capital (distressed private equity investing, 1 year)
  • UBS Investment Bank (2 years)

Jeff is a member of the Pomona College Board of Trustees.


I attended Pomona College on 100% financial aid due to challenging personal and family circumstances. I graduated Pomona in three years. I was very focused on completing college and moving onto my work career. I have extensive experience working on "wall street" and in finance and consulting, and am passionate about helping current students. In particular, I would love to mentor and assist low income and first generation students who, like me, may lack the "social capital" to properly capitalize on the incredible opportunity that is before them by virtue of their attending Pomona College. I would love for those students to understand that they have the most incredible opportunity right now, and that with hard work they can literally do anything they want! It is important to understand that this is a unique window of opportunity in their life, and I would love to help them capitalize on it!