J.J. Kardwell joined Summit Partners in 2003. Prior to Summit, he worked for McKinsey & Company, Windhorst New Technologies and The Walt Disney Company.
Based in Summit’s Menlo Park office, J.J. is active in the firm’s investment activities in North America, Europe and Asia, and focuses primarily on the technology sector. His board directorships and investments include Fortegra Financial (NYSE: FRF), Help/Systems, LogistiCare (acquired by Providence Service Corporation), M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings (NASDAQ: MTSI) and Newmarket International (acquired by Court Square Capital Partners).
J.J. holds an AB, cum laude, in psychology from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.