Harold MacKenzie is a Partner at Westlake Venture Partners, L.P., where he analyzed investment opportunities and helped portfolio companies with strategy, PR, marketing, management advice, financial modeling and raising capital.
Prior to starting Westlake Venture Partners, Mr. MacKenzie was a founder of NetZero (NASDAQ: UNTD) where he served as Vice President of Software Development. Mr. MacKenzie oversaw the rapid development of products, technical architecture and the formation of highly talented engineering teams that enabled NetZero to become one of the fastest growing ISPs.
Before NetZero, Mr. MacKenzie was a Partner at Impact Software, a boutique consulting firm that provides off-shore and on-shore software development services to Fortune 500 companies, and was also a Sr. Consultant in a specialized technology group at Andersen Consulting (Accenture).
Mr. MacKenzie began his career as a software engineer at Seiko Instruments Inc, in the Applied R&D group of their Robotics Division, where he helped to develop a next-generation manufacturing robot controller. Mr. MacKenzie is named on 7 technology patents.