Pike Street Capital Announces Carissa Abbott as Operating Partner
Seattle, Wash., August 19, 2021 – Pike Street Capital (Pike Street) announces the appointment of Carissa Abbott as Operating Partner. Abbott will work intimately with the portfolio companies to create value within each investment, ensuring that management teams have the tools, talent, and processes in place to successfully execute their strategic and operational objectives. She will also provide strategic guidance and leadership during the diligence process.
“Carissa brings a strategic background and additional experiences that will provide tremendous value to the portfolio,” said Paul Caragher, Partner at Pike Street Capital. “We’re committed to growing and developing our investments, and she’ll be a key resource for our management teams. It’s really exciting to continue to add high-caliber talent to the team.”
Prior to joining Pike Street, Abbott was a Principal Product Manager at Amazon Web Services, where she led the strategy of AWS’ expansion in Europe. She brings extensive strategy, project management, and technical experience, having previously held leadership roles at Expedia Group and McKinsey & Company. She holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
“Pike Street’s partnership approach to its investments really appeals to me,” said Abbott. “I’m looking forward to impacting the growth trajectory of these businesses and in turn, learning from them. It’s a great fit for me.”
Pike Street invests in middle-market companies with leading market positions, strong management teams, and discernible growth drivers. The firm targets sectors serving professional customers and B2B growth where it has relevant investing and operating experience, including industrial technology, specialty manufacturing, distribution & logistics, and business services.
About Pike Street Capital
With a combined 75+ years of investing and operating experience, Pike Street partners with management teams to build and execute a strategy for future growth. Pike Street Capital was co-founded by Paul Caragher, Dave Dandel and Ed Whatley. More information is available at www.pikestreetcapital.com.