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Paul Zolfaghari

Managing Director

Joining Carrick in 2017, Paul Zolfaghari has used 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. He also works closely with Carrick portfolio companies after investment, helping them develop scalable business plans, implement key operational processes, and deliver exceptional financial results. Paul is on the Board of Directors of Carrick companies Saviynt, Mavenlink, Everspring, and Seven Lakes Technologies, and is a board observer at InstaMed.

From 2012 until 2016, Paul was President of business intelligence/analytics company MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) which had over $500 million in revenue, 4,000 customers, and operations in thirty countries. In this role, he developed key components of MicroStrategy’s corporate strategy while overseeing all elements of its organization. From 2011 to 2012, Paul was Chief Operating Officer of ParAccel, an analytic database platform company. As COO he was responsible for translating the company’s vision into measurable actions that improved revenue, market share, and operating results. ParAccel was acquired by Actian and is best known as the software that forms the foundation for Amazon AWS’ Redshift EDW. From 2007 to 2011, Paul was MicroStrategy’s Executive Vice-President, Worldwide Sales & Operations, where he was responsible for the company’s global software, support, and services revenue. Between 1999 and 2007, he held a series of consistently expanding executive roles at MicroStrategy, including Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales; Vice President, Worldwide Business Affairs, and Vice-President & Chief of Staff. From 1996-1999, Paul served as an attorney in the Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he held a Top-Secret security clearance. From 1991-1996 he was as an attorney with the firm of Howrey & Simon in Washington, DC.

Paul has spoken frequently on technology trends and corporate operations, including interviews with the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, USA Today, CIO Magazine, Information Week, and PC Magazine. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Sisense (analytics software) and Snap & Style (omni-channel customer engagement). He received a B.A. with Honors in English Literature from Gettysburg College and graduated with Honors with a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Paul enjoys time with his wife and three daughters, surfing, hunting, and fishing.

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New York, NY (June 19, 2019) - Axiom, a leading global marketplace for corporate legal talent, today announced a strategic hire to its executive leadership team—Sidra Berman joins Axiom as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Executive Vice President (EVP). Based in Axiom’s New York headquarters, Berman will report to Axiom CEO Elena Donio and play a pivotal role defining Axiom’s brand as a marketplace, which empowers the world’s leading and most innovative businesses to solve their legal problems in a more modern, efficient way.
June 19, 2019
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Seattle (June 17, 2019) - Accolade and EY today announced that Rajeev Singh, CEO of Accolade, a personalized advocacy solution for employers and their members, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Innovator category, Pacific Northwest region. As the world's most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Singh was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a black-tie gala event in Seattleon June 14.
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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.