Kellan Carter joined Ignition as an associate in 2013 after several years of working in technology investment banking and finance. At Ignition, Kellan works closely with portfolio companies and focuses on investments in application software, security and middleware.
Prior to Ignition, Kellan spent two years in investment banking at Mooreland Partners in San Francisco. There, he helped execute M&A transactions for technology companies in a variety of sectors, including mobile, enterprise software, systems, and infrastructure. Prior to Mooreland Partners, Kellan was an associate in KPMG’s advisory practice in Orange County, CA, where he helped structure asset-backed securities collateralized by student loans, auto loans, and residential and commercial mortgages. Kellan also worked as a financial-services intern at D.A. Davidson & Co. in Great Falls, MT.
Kellan holds a BS degree in business administration from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he graduated summa cum laude and was selected by faculty as Finance Student of the Year. After college, Kellan founded an online, business-networking platform to connect current students and faculty to recent University of Montana graduates. Kellan currently is a board member of MADE, a University of Montana affiliated program designed to promote entrepreneurship in Montana.
Several months ago, serendipitously, I was fortunate enough to see KenSci CEO, Samir Manjure, give a brief talk at a Microsoft mixer. It was immediately clear that this was an entrepreneur and company that Ignition had to be involved with.