"Obviously, selling your business is one of the most important events in your life, and the worry of doing the right or wrong thing at the right or wrong time is very tough on your own. The Corum advisers were on call to keep us on track, on message, and advising us when to say yes and when to say no so that we could get the best win/win deal possible. "
Corum's former President and now Chairman Ward Carter's technology background includes a variety of management positions with the Burroughs Corporation (later Unisys). Then, as vice president of a Wall Street investment firm and as principal in a regional venture firm, he raised capital for ventures in computer hardware, software, and biotechnology. As an executive for a Seattle-based archival storage software company, he attracted venture capital and assisted with the eventual acquisition of the company by a larger competitor. As president of InfoMatrix, and later Discovery Sales + Marketing, Ward provided strategic consulting support to emerging software companies.
He joined Corum in 1997, has successfully managed numerous software company mergers and acquisitions worldwide, was appointed President in 2006 and Chairman in 2010. He graduated with Honors from Seattle University with a B.A. in Business.
Read Ward's latest article "Software M&A - should you be a player?" on Channel Pro's IT Trade Homepage, and see him talk about his background below: