THE ROCK RIVER TEAM BRINGS A COMBINATION OF OPERATIONAL & INVESTMENT EXPERIENCE TO SOURCE & MANAGE INVESTMENTS

 
 
 
 
 

Andy Walker, partner

Most recently, Andy has been CEO of Channel IQ which recently sold to Market Track and was backed by Columbus, OH based Drive Capital. Previously he helped build a successful startup in Wisconsin, Fetch Rewards, with both capital and operational expertise. Andy also was co-founder of 42six Solutions which was acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC). Post acquisition Andy became VP/GM of Big Data for CSC. Andy holds a M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a M.E. in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

 

Christopher EckstroM, Partner

Chris recently moved from Chicago to the Madison area where he has been investing in Wisconsin and Midwest early stage ventures as well as local real estate. He previously ran the Chicago Principal Investment team of Macquarie Bank (ASX:MQG, $28B market cap) which deployed +$2B of capital into special situation debt and equity investments in the US and Canada. Prior to Macquarie, Chris was a Senior Analyst at Black Diamond Capital Management (a special situations hedge fund) in Lake Forest, IL. Chris is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in both Finance and Economics.