Managing Partner, Sun Mountain Capital Partners
Mr. Birk has over 20 years experience as an operating executive and investor. Prior to forming Sun Mountain Capital, Mr. Birk was a Vice President at Fort Washington Investment Advisors where he managed New Mexico Co-Investment Partners (a single limited partner, state sponsored Fund) and led 8 of the 9 investments originated by the Fund. He also oversaw the New Mexico and Utah in-state Private Equity investment programs with investments in excess of $400 million. Mr. Birk was a founder or senior executive at several high profile start up companies including Applied Minds and BiosGroup. He was a Senior Manager at Boston Consulting Group and a Finance Manager at General Electric and GE Capital. Mr. Birk is currently on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association and is Chair of the Marketing Committee. Mr. Birk serves on the Board of Directors for Sun Mountain’s portfolio companies Exagen Diagnostics and American Clay, in addition to Lumidigm. He also holds observer roles on the Board of Directors for Advent Solar, Aspen Avionics, Eclipse Aviation, and Growstone. Mr. Birk has an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management where he graduated first in his class and a BS in Economics from Carleton College.