Co-Founder, Managing Director, Carrick Capital Partners
WHY: Founded online outsourced HR firm Exult in late 1990s, picked up $50M-plus payday when sold in 2004. Now leads PE firm with that has raised $455M and invested in 15 companies.
RECENT: Has ability to write $50M investment checks. Project management software firm Mavenlink, which got $48M investment in April.
QUOTABLE: Big sailing fan, names his boats “Stark Raving Mad” as a play on his name and the amount of money spent on his hobby. Says sailing “is my passion ... like a chess game on the water.”
FUN FACTS: Wife, Heather; favorite book, “The Great Gatsby.”