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Phil Bussey

Senior Vice President

Phil Bussey is a senior vice president at Carrick Capital Partners where he focuses on optimizing the performance of portfolio companies.

Phil works closely with company CEOs and executive teams to drive operational improvements across all organizational disciplines. He is responsible for the design of standardized procedures and performance measures, institutionalizing operational consistency and governance to assure value realization and continuous improvement across the portfolio. Leveraging over 25 years of experience, he specializes in the development and execution of corporate strategy, the acceleration of revenue growth, and the evaluation and enhancement of functional processes.

Prior to joining Carrick, Phil provided a variety of consulting services to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. In advance of that, Phil held operating positions at private equity firm Vista Equity Partners as part of their internal consulting arm and within multiple portfolio companies. Earlier in his career, Phil performed a variety of functional roles concentrated on cross-functional process improvement at the credit card divisions of both Citigroup and American Express as well as in the financial institutions practice of Marsh & McLennan. He began his career focused on business process consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers (then Coopers & Lybrand).

Phil earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Political Science from Columbia University. Phil divides his time between Chicago and Miami Beach. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and travelling with his wife.

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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.
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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.
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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.