Identity Ventures

The Team

Jim Hamilton
Jim Hamilton - Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Jim Hamilton is a dynamic operational leader and entrepreneur with an extensive career in "C-level" executive management, international retail, global sourcing, e-commerce, marketing and advertising, public and investor relations, finance, operations, logistics, technology innovation and portfolio management. (more)
Mark Bailey - Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Mark Bailey brings over 35 years of international and domestic experience building and running businesses in retail, consumer electronics, sales, marketing, manufacturing, real estate and technology sectors. (more)
Rafi Kirshenboim - Venture Partner

Rafi Kirshenboim has more than 25 years experience in global technology, marketing and finance.   

He has held prestigious positions with various Israeli high-tech companies. Currently he is a strategic advisor for start-up companies as well as Israeli top 100 corporates, he is also Israel country manager for ET Solar – one of the top 10 Chinese PV panels manufacturers and EPC, and the CEO of IEA – an Israeli export import agency. (more)

Almon Bowen Ballard, Maj. Gen USAF (Ret) - Venture Partner

In 2003, Bowen Ballard retired from the United States Air Force as Major General.  Bowen joined Ballard Realty Companies in 1967 and has been CEO since 1987. He has vast experience in all aspects of the real estate industry, including development, construction, marketing, and finance. Prior to becoming CEO, he was President of Ballard Companies from 1976 to 1987.  (more)

Paul Whitehead is a highly motivated entertainment industry veteran with extraordinary ties in the financial funds community and corporate sponsorship world.

With over 30 individual million selling productions, including 9 multi-platinum albums, Whitehead is recognized as a premier producer of high end entertainment (orchestras, superstars, recorded products, television.) Whitehead’s efforts go beyond the creative content and include raising major capital, organizing sponsorships, managing operations, and conceptualizing the delivery mechanisms, be it on compact disc, DVD, download, mobile, web access, retail distribution, or cable and network television airings. (more)

Grant Ogata - Venture Partner

Grant Ogata has over 30 year experience in consumer electronics and retail industry focused on technology, business development and global marketing strategies, product sourcing, product development, and turning technology into successful products at retail. (more)

Tony Bryant is currently Vice President of Sales EMEA for Seven Networks.  Tony has been marketing and selling telecommunications technology for the past 18 years across North and South America and Europe.  (more)

Jay Robinson is successful entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience of putting together businesses and business models that flourish. Jay’s passion is racing, he currently is the owner and managing member at NEMCO-JRR LLC, The #87 NASCAR SPRINT CUP Series Race Team. (more)

Kevin Lockwood has over 25 years of executive sales experience leading sales teams with global revenues in excess of $3 Billion. (more)

Dennis Hamilton - Venture Partner

Dennis Hamilton has over 32 years experience in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and supply chain, logistics and safety. (more)