Prior to founding Carden Capital, the firm’s leadership team has gathered substantial experience at blue chip financial institutions. This robust experience serves as a solid platform for the creativity and innovation that drives investment success at Carden Capital. Discover more about our backgrounds.


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Sean Wright
Sean Wright is a Managing Partner of Carden Capital. Prior to founding Carden Capital, Sean worked at Allianz Capital Partners in Munich, Germany, a leading Western European private equity firm with over €2bn of invested capital, where he focused on leveraged buyouts and mezzanine lending. Sean started his career as an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in New York and London, where he completed over $1bn of mergers and acquisitions and acquisition finance transactions. Sean attended the University of Pennsylvania where he earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business with a finance emphasis and an M.A. in International Studies from the School of Arts and Sciences. Sean graduated summa cum laude from Pepperdine University with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in German language.

Gavan Duemke
Gavan Duemke is a Managing Partner of Carden Capital. Prior to joining Carden Capital, Gavan served as chief investment officer of a Colorado-based asset manager where he created systematic investment strategies, which achieved five star Morningstar ratings for superior risk adjusted returns. He has structured and executed over $25bn of derivatives transactions for many Fortune 500 corporations and financial institutions while managing a derivatives trading desk at Chatham Financial in London, UK. Additionally, Gavan teaches Trading in Commodity and Financial Markets as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, Denver. As an undergraduate, Gavan attended the University of Cologne, Germany where he studied medicine and business administration. Gavan received an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford, UK with a finance emphasis.