John Avirett

General Partner

John is a General Partner at Greenspring Associates and is responsible for sourcing and due diligence efforts on fund, direct and secondary investments. He is also actively involved in the Firm’s Portfolio Impact Program, which is focused on maximizing Greenspring’s human and enterprise capital contributions to General Partners and portfolio companies through strategic introductions to potential customers, executive talent, corporate partners, investors, acquirers and service providers, support in fundraising and capital management, operational and strategic guidance, the evaluation of product-market fit, and more.

John currently serves on the board of Volition Capital, Meritech Capital, Columbia Capital, Elephant, Bedrock Capital, Silversmith Capital Partners, Scale Venture Partners and Altos Ventures. He is a board observer of Workfront, WalkMe, Demandbase, Scopely, OneLogin, Recycle Track Systems (RTS), Outdoorsy, Ceros and Salsify. Prior to joining Greenspring in 2005, John was an Associate at Zurich Financial Services.

John graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Economics. Outside of work, John sits on the board of the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School and the Gilman School.