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Paul Zolfaghari

Managing Director

Paul Zolfaghari is a managing director of Carrick Capital Partners where he leverages his operating experience in data management, analytics, business intelligence, and enterprise software to assist the firm in finding the next generation of leading technology companies.

Paul also works closely with Carrick portfolio companies after investment to help them develop scalable business plans, implement operational processes, and deliver exceptional results. Paul is an active member of the boards of several Carrick portfolio companies including Saviynt, Mavenlink, Everspring, Exiger, and Seven Lakes Technologies. He also serves on the board of directors of Sisense (analytics software) and RemoteRetail (omni-channel customer engagement).

Prior to joining Carrick, Paul held a series of consistently expanding executive roles at MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR), culminating in the position of President of the business intelligence/analytics company, which had more than $500 million in revenue and operations in thirty countries. Paul also served as COO of ParAccel, the enterprise data warehouse company that is best known as the software foundation underlying Amazon’s RedShift EDW. Earlier in his career, Paul served as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he held a Top-Secret security clearance, and also as an attorney with the firm of Howrey & Simon in Washington, DC.

Paul earned a BA with Honors in English Literature from Gettysburg College and a JD with Honors from the University of Pittsburgh. Paul enjoys time with his wife and three daughters, surfing, hunting, and fishing.

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.