Kevin Wittrup, Venture Partner

It’s not every day you meet a guy who launched one of the most acclaimed vehicles on the road, loves to dive into financial statements and who brews his own beer.

Kevin is a disciplined, results-driven leader with broad experience in product development and operations management and a solid track record of turning ideas into product and profit. During his eleven-year career at General Motors, Kevin progressed rapidly through assignments with increasing responsibility and impact. He led all aspects of product development and systems integration for highly engineered products, including responsibility for a $750M product line and the successful design, development and launch of four major products. Most notably, he served as the Assistant Chief Engineer of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu and VP of Vehicle Engineering & Manufacturing for a line of game-changing hybrid electric urban transport vehicles.

In 2007, Kevin shifted his focus to the early-stage entrepreneurial ecosystem as part of an upstart seed investment and management team. Prior to co-founding RSVP, he served in senior operating management capacities for a number of startups in addition to participating in the founding and funding of uRefer and ActivCore.

Kevin brings strong technical depth to the RSVP management team and is responsible for the analytical horsepower driving the firm’s due diligence, finance, general operations and product development activities.

He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Kevin and his family reside in a renovated 19th century farmhouse in the Michigan countryside.