Todd Carter

Co-President & CEO

Member of the Board

Contact Todd Carter

Office Address

GCA Advisors, LLC
One Maritime Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States of America

T: +1 (415) 318-3600


Todd Carter is Co-President & CEO, a member of the Executive Committee and serves on the Board of Directors of GCA, of which he is a co-founder. Over the past 25 years, Todd and the teams he has led have advised on more than 800 mergers and acquisitions, financings, takeover defenses, leveraged buyouts, divestures, leveraged recapitalizations, joint ventures, stock buybacks and restructurings. His clients have included Amdocs, Apple, Applied Materials, AT&T, AutoDesk, CA, Cognizant, Concur, Dell, eBay, Expedia, E*Trade, Gartner, Gilead, HCA, Infosys, Juniper, Legendary Pictures, McAfee, Microsoft, News Corp, NVIDIA, Pixar, Priceline, Simon Property, Symantec, Thomson Reuters and Yahoo. Todd previously served as Chairman and President & CEO of both Savvian and Perseus Group, predecessors to GCA.

Prior to 2003, Todd was the President of Robertson Stephens & Company Inc., a global investment banking and asset management firm, and served on the firm’s Board of Directors. Before serving as President, he held several leadership roles including Head of Global Corporate and Investment Banking, a division that generated over $1B in annual revenue during his tenure. Prior to that, Todd served as Head of Global Technology Investment Banking, and Head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions. Earlier in his career, he was employed by McKinsey & Company.

Over the last two decades, Todd has been actively involved as an early-stage/growth investor in over 70 companies, primarily in the technology industry, and a co-founder of a number of companies. He has served on company, advisory and non-profit Boards over the last 20 years, with selected recent involvement including: The Conservation Fund, Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq-PRSC), Foresite Capital, The Education Superhighway, Schools of the Sacred Heart, OneD Material, and Victory Park Capital. Todd received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas.

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