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Orion Willow Parrott

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CEO, Lendsnap. Berkeley Haas MBA 2014. Northeastern MSEE 2005. Virginia Tech BSEE 2001. Seeking fintech developers.

CEO, Lendsnap. Berkeley Haas MBA 2014. Northeastern MSEE 2005. Virginia Tech BSEE 2001. Seeking fintech developers.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
I have an idea I'm commited to

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising

Involved In


New England Vegetable Oil Coop


Founder and CEO Lendsnap January 2014 - present
Treasurer SacMod 501(c)(3) July 2012 - July 2013
Product Line Manager, Airborne TWTs Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) February 2013 - May 2013
Program Manager Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) December 2011 - January 2013
Controls Engineer Frontier Wind November 2008 - December 2011
Senior Systems Engineer II Raytheon May 2008 - November 2008
Senior Systems Engineer Raytheon Co February 2002 - May 2008
Founder New England Vegetable Oil Coop August 2004 - September 2005
Electronic and Hardware Engineering Intern ITT Night Vision June 1998 - December 1998


University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business 2013 - 2014
Codecademy 2013 - present
Northeastern University Communications and Signal Processing 2004 - 2005
Haifa University Judaism, Archaeology 1999 - 2000
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering 1999 - 2000
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Electrical Engineering 1997 - 2001
Y Combinator 2016 - 2016
Stanford University Advanced Project Management 2011 - 2012

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Financial Services
  • • Data privacy
  • • Fintech
  • • Mortgages
  • • Cloud security
  • • Mortgage software
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Linux • C • Matlab • systems engineering • LabView

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Open to advising fintech and social startups.

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Brent Bucci
They're my advisor  •  Vice President, Developer and Brand Relations, MediaFire. Previously Senior Account Executive, Atomic PR. University of California, Santa Cruz g
Orion is one of the most intelligent, resourceful, and driven individuals that I have ever had the opportunity to work with.
Jordan Epstein
We worked together  •  CEO, Stroll. Previously Business Analyst, NICE Systems.
Orion has a great bevy of experience in things as far ranging as rocketry to finance, and brings deep thought and a unique perspective with ... his MBA from Berkeley. He is a great entrepreneur.
Lloyed Lobo
They're my mentor  •  Global Facilitator, UP Global (Startup Weekend, NEXT, Startup America, Startup Digest) and Founder and Co-chair, The Cloud Factory.
He will do whatever it takes to make it happen.
Rhonda Shrader
They're my mentor  •  Associate Director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and Advisor, BrainAid. Harvard grad.
Orion has industry as well as startup experience. He understands what he doesn't know and is continually looking to improve.
Brian Gorbett
They're my mentor  •  Senior Program Manager, Google. Previously Principal, Microsoft Ventures.
He drove a winning idea to a real-world company.
Matthew Parrott
We worked together  •  Infrastructure Engineer, Pixar Animation Studios. Previously Lead Pipeline Engineer, Lucasfilm.
Orion has a broad range of engineering management experience and has led several successful teams. He's energetic, insightful, and a great g ... uy to have in your corner.
Lucky Sandhu
They're my school  •  Real Estate Advisor, Everest Realty and Co-founder, Mortgage Broker, Reliance Financial.
First, he possess a tremendous academic background - recent MBA grad from Haas School of Business Second, he has already devised an excellen ... t solution for mortgage professionals in automating the initial and cumbersome process of collecting customer data Third, he has assembled a team of pros to help him to the next level. Orion also knows how to leverage his resources - an important quality that entrepreneurs must possess.
Elon D. Rubin, Esq.
They're my friends  •  Attorney, Law Office of Elon D. Rubin and Managing Director, Barrow Street Innovations.
Orion has demonstrated an excellent ability to identify market opportunity and build a product. He is also very creative and excellent at pr ... oject management. Entrepreneurship means balancing risk taking with execution. Orion has the chops for this, through his work and because of his background.
Clinton Madgwick
Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria.
I first met Orion at the very early stages of starting his company. Since then I have seen how he has taken his idea forward with drive and ... purpose to turn an idea into reality. He is incredibly helpful to other entrepreneurs and one can learn a great deal from him in a short period of time.
Taylor Truitt
They're my school  •  CEO & Medical Director, The Vet Set, Inc.. Previously CEO The Wholesome Pet, lnc.
Orion is going to redefine how consumers apply for mortgages and other significant loans. He's thoughtful, analytical, and very passionate ... about the consumer lending space. He's laser focused on driving his venture forward. Orion has an innate ability to bring people together and create harmony while also growing a complicated platform that will help improve all of our personal financial loan management.

Brent Bucci
We worked together  •  Vice President, Developer and Brand Relations, MediaFire. Previously Senior Account Executive, Atomic PR. University of California, Santa Cruz g
Brent is amazingly connected in the tech public relations space. With his real world successes in tech PR, he can show a company how to rea ... lly break onto the scene. He is more passionate and dedicated to his craft than anyone I have worked with.

Jim Hammerel
We worked together  •  Vice Chairman Board of Trustees, Incline Village General Improvement District and Owner, Xtropy Web Marketing, LLC.
Jim has successfully run his own businesses for a number of years. He is a very dedicated, driven and conscientious person who is also a ve ... ry nice guy.

Brian Gorbett
Senior Program Manager, Google. Previously Principal, Microsoft Ventures.
Brian is a generous and thoughtful dude to work with. He really knows how to tackle problems and motivate people to join his quests.

Clinton Madgwick
They're my school  •  Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria.
Clinton has no shortage of enthusiasm or big ideas. He sees the bigger picture and communicates his thoughts with high respect and considera ... tion for others. He has a genuine wish to help people and they respond to it.

Luke Johnson
They're my school  •  Founder and CEO, Neat Capital, Inc. Previous Vice President Bus Dev (M&A/GrowthStrategy) Seeking technical founder, P2P mortgage lending co.
Luke has lead significant M&A deals in the healthcare space and has years of experience in many facets of mortgage origination and underwrit ... ing. As an innovative leader, he is bringing these domains into the future.

Matt Watts
They're my school  •  Previously Head of Business Development, Previously Member, Advisory Board, Midwest Acquirers Association.
Matt has deep industry expertise in online and mobile payments. His track record of success make him a valuable addition to any fintech sta ... rtup team. His integrity is beyond question. He is an innovator in his field.

Taylor Truitt
They're my school  •  CEO & Medical Director, The Vet Set, Inc.. Previously CEO The Wholesome Pet, lnc.
Taylor is a highly directed individual with visionary insights in the veterinary field. She is an innovator and creator with a holistic and ... prescient view of the world. She is now using her years of experience as a business leader to change how animals receive care.

Matt Watts
Previously Head of Business Development, Previously Member, Advisory Board, Midwest Acquirers Association.
He brings clarity to strategic decisions in the areas of fintech, crowdfunding, and payment systems. Matt is an innovator who is very curren ... t and prescient in his field.

Ray Sidney
They're my school  •  Owner, Big George Ventures. Previously Software Engineer, Google. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Ray can advise on different strategic issues and has a keen grasp on the risks that may face scalable ventures. He can apply critical reason ... ing and logic to a situation in a way that most people cannot.

David Firth-Eagland
Sr. Director, Live Service Management - World Wide Customer Experience, Electronic Arts (EA).
David is a master idea creator. He knows how to execute on great ideas, and brings a positive attitude and energy to every situation.

Tootie Tatum
CEO, Blackhawk Genomics and Director Project Management Office, Berkeley Lab.
Tootie is a great connector. She is making waves in the Bay Area investing community. A genuine and caring friend of mine.

Roshini R. Das
They're my school  •  Previously Sustainability Specialist, Los Angeles Unified School District. Previously Project Manager, Dyron Murphy Architects.
Roshini has fabulous ideas and is highly mission oriented. She knows how to identify key opportunities and will not let obstacles stand in h ... er way. She is a kind and generous friend of mine.

Subu Govindaswamy
Management Consultant, Management Consulting. Berkeley grad. University of South Florida grad.
Subu has significant operational and strategic expertise. He has a big heart and is eager to help those around him succeed. He is a trusted ... and patient friend of mine.

Steve Felter
We worked together  •  Previously CEO @GameSalad, COO/CFO @DigiSynd (sold to Disney), Corp Dev @Warner Bros., Biz Dev @Ebates (sold to Rakuten).
Steve has been a fantastic mentor over the last year. He has selflessly and enthusiastically shared his advice and time. From his CEO experi ... ence, he has advised me through significant challenges at Lendsnap in different phases of company development. I can recommend Steve as someone who is both transparent and tactful. I look forward to working together more in the future.

Mike Romano
They're my current cofounder  •  Co-Founder | VP of Business Development, Lendsnap. Previously Manager - Advisory, Mortgage & Consumer Lending Practice, KPMG.
Mike is a veteran sales expert with a track record of mortgage success. His ethics are second to none and he brings experienced leadership t ... o Lendsnap. Having built mortgage origination teams from the ground up, he knows how teams are built and motivated. He has a keen sense of identifying customer needs and defining essential value propositions.