Jake Heller (New York) joined KKR in 2019 and is the head of KKR’s Tech Growth business in North America. Mr. Heller currently represents KKR at Zinnia (Policygenius), o9 Solutions, Slice, RVshare, NetSpi and Level Access (Essential Accessibility). Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Heller was at Spectrum Equity, where he focused on growth investments in software, information services and internet businesses. He started his growth equity career at Symmetric Capital and also spent time as a strategic consultant at the Parthenon Group in their global private equity practice. He has served on numerous boards throughout his career including Fleet Complete, Gryphon Networks, Choice Cable, RCN Cable (Observer) Extreme Reach, Exactbid, Tenstreet, The Expert Institute and Agilis Systems. Prior to Parthenon, Mr. Heller served four years as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy and finished his career in Naval Special Warfare as the Commander of a high-speed assault boat team. He is a decorated veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom including the Bronze Star with distinction for Valor in Combat. Mr. Heller graduated from Harvard College with honors and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.