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“I was attracted to Madrona for the breadth of experience among team members and their high integrity. Everyone is so dedicated to our entrepreneurs and to helping their innovative products and services succeed.”

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.

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.