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Jim Madden

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Jim Madden is a co-founder and managing director of Carrick Capital Partners where he directly oversees the sourcing and growth of successful software and software-enabled businesses. Together with co-founder Marc McMorris, he co-chairs the investment committee.

Jim is closely involved in the identification, selection and post-investment growth guidance of Carrick’s portfolio companies. Leveraging his deep understanding of sales, operations and corporate governance, Jim works with these companies to create substantial long-term value. Jim is an active member of the boards of several Carrick portfolio companies including Accolade (NASD: ACCD), Everspring, Exiger, Factor Law and Mavenlink. He also serves as the chair of the board of directors of Genpact (NYSE: G).

Earlier in his career, Jim was the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Exult, Inc., the pioneer of human resources BPO for Global 500 corporations. In six years, Jim grew Exult from a concept to more than $500 million in revenue and led the company’s successful IPO in 2000. After merging Exult into Hewitt (NYSE: HEW) in 2004 in an $800 million transaction, Jim became a special advisor with General Atlantic. In 2007, he became a General Partner with Accretive, LLC, a private equity firm focused on early-stage technology services businesses. Prior to founding Exult, Jim held senior executive roles at SHL Systemhouse, a $2 billion IT outsourcer. Previously, he was a Principal at Booz-Allen & Hamilton. He started his career at Accenture (then Andersen Consulting).

Jim earned his BBA and a BA from Southern Methodist University. He is devoted to a number of community organizations and is the past chairman of the board of directors of the Hoag Hospital Foundation. In his spare time, Jim is a competitive sailor who races his sailboat “Stark Raving Mad.” He is also an avid downhill skier.

Latest News
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Expert Marketer and Strategist Complements Mavenlink's Leadership Team
August 11, 2020
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New York, NY (August 6, 2020) - Exiger, the global leader in technology-enabled regulatory, financial crime, risk and compliance solutions, has been awarded a $9.9M subcontract award from prime contractor Alion Science & Technology (Alion) to combat the ever-evolving contemporary threat landscape of supply chain vulnerabilities within the national security enterprise. Exiger will work with Alion to implement AI-powered supply chain risk management, vendor & entity screening and supply chain illumination solutions. The IDIQ-type contract will support the Department of Defense.
August 6, 2020
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New York, NY (August 4, 2020) - Carrick Capital Partners (“Carrick”), an investment firm focused on software and software-enabled businesses, yesterday closed its acquisition of Flatiron School (“Flatiron”), a global institution that trains students in 21st-century skills like software engineering, data science and UX/UI design. The news follows Flatiron’s announcement of the John Stanley Ford Fellowship, an initiative designed to address a lack of diversity in the technology industry.
August 4, 2020
About Carrick Capital Partners
Who We Are
A firm of enterprise software, SaaS, and technology enabled services investors and operating executives with substantial experience founding, scaling, and optimizing market leading businesses.
Our Approach
We work with management to identify and improve critical areas of their business - focusing on the priorities that align with our experiences and that will deliver the highest strategic impact in both the short-term and long-run.
Why We Are Different
We have a concentrated number of companies in our portfolio so that we can build substantial relationships with each management team and ensure our firm's commitment to each company's goals.