Carrick Capital Partners Taps Zolfaghari As Operating Executive

Jan 11 2017 | 10:04pm ET

Technology-focused private equity firm Carrick Capital Partners has named enterprise software industry veteran Paul Zolfaghari as an operating executive. 

In his new role, Zolfaghari will leverages his extensive domain and operational experience to help Carrick’s portfolio companies maximize their respective market opportunities, the company said in a statement.

Prior to joining Carrick, Zolfaghari  was president of MicroStrategy, where he also held a series of senior positions earlier in his career including as executive vice president of worldwide sales & operations, accountable for all lines of the company’s nearly $500 million in revenue.  During his career, he also served as COO of ParAccel, an analytic database company located in Silicon Valley, was an attorney with Howrey & Simon, and served in the Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

“Paul’s experience in enterprise software and services will give our portfolio companies a tremendous advantage,” said Marc McMorris, co-founder and managing director of Carrick Capital Partners, in the statement.  “Developing superior go-to-market and operational strategies is critical to the success of any business. Paul has already rolled up his sleeves and gotten involved with many of our companies to help them think critically and fine-tune this component of their operations.”

Headquartered in San Francisco and Newport Beach, CA, Carrick Capital Partners was founded in 2012 as a growth-oriented investment firm focusing on technology-enabled businesses including SaaS, software, BPO and transaction processing. 

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