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John Carpenter
John Carpenter

Information Technology Director
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“I enjoy working with our portfolio companies to help them establish their infrastructure. Just one highlight was helping Mobilisafe as a beta tester for their mobile security platform, providing UI and functionality feedback for their BYOD security and management product. Mobilisafe was sold to Rapid7 in 2012 and is becoming an integral part of their overall security suite. It was tremendously exciting to be on the ground floor of such an innovative product.” 

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

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.

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

Managing Directors
Tom Alberg
Paul Goodrich
Greg Gottesman
Scott Jacobson
Len Jordan
Matt McIlwain
Tim Porter

Investment Professionals
John Carpenter
George Huang
David Rosenthal
Julie Sandler

Venture Partners
Kurt Delbene
Oren Etzioni
Dan Weld

Operations & Administration
Todd Davis
Hakon Verespej
Jennifer Chambers
Troy Cichos
Elise Hebb
Erika Shaffer

Strategic Directors
Jack Creighton
Gerald Grinstein
William D. Ruckelshaus

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