Mr. Michael J. Salvino has been managing director at the firm since September of 2016. At Carrick, Mike is directly involved in the identification, selection and post-investment growth guidance of the firm’s companies in technology-enabled services, specifically BPO, security, and Machine Learning (ML). A recognized ML industry expert, Mike created Infinia ML (a Duke University spin-out that provides ML to Fortune 500 businesses) and is co-author of the book Machine Learning in Practice, which is being published by Addison-Wesley in the spring of 2019. He is a contributing editor at Chief Executive magazine where he regularly writes articles advising CEOs about how to scale their business through business management, leadership and the effective application of machine learning. Mike works closely with the CEOs, executive teams, and boards of the firm's portfolio companies, leveraging his deep understanding of sales, account management, and operations to scale their businesses. Mike is a board member and executive chairman of Infinia ML, and is also an active member of the boards of Exiger and Bay Dynamics, where he is a board observer.
Prior to joining Carrick, Mike was group chief executive of Accenture Operations - one of Accenture’s five businesses earning more than $7 billion in annual net revenues and employing more than 100,000 people globally. As group chief executive, Mike led a team of consulting and outsourcing professionals focused on providing business process outsourcing (BPO), infrastructure, security, and cloud services to deliver business value and drive productivity and digital improvements for clients. Mike also served as a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee and represented Accenture on the Board of Avanade – a $2 billion, 29,000-person joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture focused on providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences that leverage the Microsoft ecosystem. Under Mike’s leadership, Accenture received many accolades and was consistently recognized by industry analysts and influencers as a market leader in operations. In 2014, Mike was inducted into the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Outsourcing Hall of Fame. In the early part of his career, Mike also held senior leadership positions at a number of start-up and publicly traded companies such as the HR BPO pioneer Exult, where he was President of Americas and subsequently at Hewitt, where he was the Global Sales and Accounts Co-Leader for their HR Outsourcing Group.
Mike is a member of the Atrium Health Foundation Board, the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas. He serves on the Board of Visitors of the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering and the Board of Trustees at Marietta College, where he is the chair of the Investment Committee. Mike graduated cum laude from Marietta College with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering. During his time at Marietta he played all four years on the Pioneers basketball team.
Mike enjoys running and spending time with his family. Outside of work, his passion is fulfilling 5MPOWER® foundation projects (his family foundation) that raises money for cancer research, youth sports, education and the underserved, with his wife of 22 years and 3 children.