About Us

Steven J. Quamme

Co-Founder & Senior Managing Director

Steven Quamme is a Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Cartica.

Mr. Quamme is Senior Managing Director 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 and also its Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors.  He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital.  Mr. Quamme serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Alsea, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: ALSEA*), a Cartica portfolio company.