About Us

Steven J. Quamme

Co-Founder, President & COO

Steven Quamme is a Co-Founder, President, and COO of Cartica.

Mr. Quamme is President at Cartica and is a member of the Investment Committee.  He has extensive investing and operations expertise, and helps oversee Cartica’s investments, portfolio construction, and operations.  Prior to forming Cartica, he was a co-founder and COO of a $1.0 billion U.S. activist fund as well as Senior Managing Director of an affiliated professional services firm focused on corporate governance, restructurings and turnarounds.

Formerly, Mr. Quamme was the founder and co-CEO of Milestone Merchant Partners. Milestone (subsequently acquired by Houlihan Lokey) was a full service merchant bank that provided investment banking services and also managed a series of private equity funds.  Mr. Quamme began his career as a securities and mergers & acquisitions attorney at Baker Botts.

Mr. Quamme earned his BA from Northwestern University and his JD from Northwestern University School of Law.  He serves as a member of Northwestern’s Law Board.  Mr. Quamme is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Meridian International Center.  Previously, Mr. Quamme served as a member of the Board of Directors of GeoPark Ltd. (NYSE:  GPRK) and Alsea, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:  ALSEA*), both Cartica portfolio companies.