Steve Carpenter is a Partner at RUBICON Technology Partners. Previously, Steve was Chief Executive Officer of Ventyx, a wholly-owned division of ABB. Under his leadership, Ventyx grew within ABB from $240 million to over $600 million in revenue through three acquisitions and the integration of existing ABB software businesses. Steve was also President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Ventyx as a private company owned by Vista Equity Partners from 2007 until its sale to ABB in 2010. During this time Ventyx successfully integrated six acquisitions becoming one of the most important software providers to the Energy and Utility market.
Steve has 20 years of experience with software companies, with over half of this time as an operating executive in companies with private equity ownership. Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors of Astute, Inc. and Personify, Inc. During his career, Steve has been involved in the acquisition and integration of over 20 software companies, and continues to maintain a network of technology operating executives across all business functional areas. In addition to Ventyx, Steve has been involved in several significant private equity roll-ups including Baan, SSA Global and Infor. With Baan he was responsible for the CRM product group and business unit, and the ERP development team in the Netherlands. With SSA Global Steve was responsible for program management of SSA’s eight product lines. Steve received a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison.