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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 results. Paul is on the Board of Directors of Carrick companies Saviynt, Mavenlink, Everspring, Exiger, and Seven Lakes Technologies.

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 their 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.

Latest News
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Complia Health and the Interim HealthCare franchise network continue a close, longstanding partnership and have extended a many-year agreement following a decade of proven success.
March 5, 2020
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Seattle, WA (February 28, 2020) – Accolade, Inc. (“Accolade”), which provides personalized, technology-enabled solutions that help people better understand, navigate, and utilize the healthcare system and their workplace benefits, today announced it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. Accolade intends to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol ACCD.
February 28, 2020
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Campbell, CA (February 18, 2020) - Saama Technologies, Inc. (“Saama”), the number one AI clinical analytics platform company, announced today that it recently expanded its leadership team to include life science technology expert Jonathan Burr as Senior Vice President of Clinical Platform Strategy, and technology marketing leader Gregory T. Simpson as Vice President, Head of Marketing. Jonathan is responsible for growing client adoption of Saama’s existing products, and Greg is charged with building and strengthening the Saama brand. The announcement came at the start of the 11th Annual Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) meeting in Orlando.
February 18, 2020
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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.