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John Carpenter

Information Technology Director

John manages Madrona’s internal technology infrastructure and also consults with Madrona’s portfolio companies as they establish their infrastructure. Additionally, John participates in technical due diligence for potential investments, and often works closely with entrepreneurs to test their technology and provide essential feedback during product development. John joined Madrona in 2000.

John is currently taking the summer of 2017 to ride his tandem bicycle across the country with his daughter Olivia to raise money and awareness for the resident orca whales of the Salish Sea. Follow him at www.RideForTheOrcas.com

Past lives

John was a technology consultant for Wright Runstad & Company where he developed a leasing information system and managed the accounting systems. Prior to that, he was a security consultant and IT auditor for Honeywell Inc.


John received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

“I was attracted to Madrona for the breadth of experience among team members and their high integrity. Everyone is so clearly dedicated to our entrepreneurs and helping their innovative products and ideas find a place in the market.”