Petter Kleppan, Managing Member & President
Mr. Kleppan founded Woodrock Capital Partners LLC in February 2010. Previously, Mr. Kleppan was Director of Offsets and Industrial Participation at Fast Search & Transfer (subsequently acquired by Microsoft). Mr. Kleppan also brings experience from the public growth equity space, having advised GARP profile hedge funds on proprietary investment theses. Previously NORROC, Mr. Kleppan architected the equity build-up transaction and advised the Chairman and CEO (the acquirer) on the mergers of Rocketplane Limited Corporation and Kistler Aerospace Corporation. Today Mr. Kleppan serves as Advisor to several technology, aerospace and solar companies. Mr. Kleppan is also a founding managing member of Rocklove Capital Partners LLC, NORROC's principal investment arm. Mr. Kleppan holds degrees from the Norwegian School of Management (BI) and the Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) in Germany. He is also an alum of the Cornell University Silicon Valley program, organized by The Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship.