Carrick Promotes 2 To Managing Director

Jan 6 2015 | 1:10pm ET

San Francisco-based tech specialist Carrick Capital Partners has promoted two executives to managing director.

Former Carrick director Alex Mason becomes a managing director and former chief technology officer Steve Unterberger becomes managing director of operations.

Mason is involved in all areas of the firm’s investing activities. Prior to Carrick, he was a vice president at Accel-KKR, a technology buyout investment firm. Before that, he worked at Technology Crossover Ventures, a private equity and public equity investment firm focused on growth investments. Earlier in his career, Mason worked at Paine and Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on special situations investing; Morgan Stanley, in the firm’s Investment banking technology group and at Morgan Stanley Technology Ventures; and in the investment banking technology group at Piper Jaffray.

Before joining Carrick, Unterberger held several positions at Exult, culminating in the role of business model architecture president until the time of its acquisition by Hewitt Associates. Prior to Exult, Unterberger was a U.S. executive vice president of SHL Systemhouse, a $2 billion IT outsourcer acquired by MCI in 1995. Earlier in his career, he was a senior manager at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

“Alex is a talented and experienced investor who has been an integral part of the team since the beginning of the firm. His contributions have been across the board in our investing efforts, and he has been closely involved with the majority of our portfolio companies. In this new role, he will take on even more direct sourcing responsibilities,” said Carrick co-founder and managing director Marc McMorris. 

“Steve’s decades of technology and BPO experience have been enormously valuable to our portfolio companies. Steve’s application of Carrick’s ABV (approach to build value) in the oversight and development assistance he provides has been recognized by our CEOs as one of the greatest benefits of working with Carrick.”

Carrick Capital Founders, established by McMorris and MD Jim Madden, is an investment firm focused on technology-enabled services businesses including SaaS, software, BPO and Transaction processing.


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