Carsten has worked in a variety of industries, but got his start in the technology field in the early 90s. He has previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tapp Technologies, a Pender West portfolio company, where he was responsible for the strategic direction of the company.
Prior to joining Pender West Capital Partners, Carsten was the CEO of The Orphanage, a major visual effects and animation company located in San Francisco, which he grew from startup to sales exceeding $20 million. Prior to The Orphanage, Carsten was a partner and member of the senior management team at Proxicom, a technology consulting firm with 1,200 employees and annual revenues in excess of $200 million.
Carsten also serves on the boards of several other Pender West portfolio companies. He holds a BSc from the University of California at Berkeley in Finance.