Paul Mercadante

Paul Mercadante

Managing Director

I bring Sumeru’s collective experience and best practices to management teams and portfolio companies to drive revenue growth through products and organization development.

I bring Sumeru’s collective experience and best practices to management teams and portfolio companies to drive revenue growth through products and organization development.

Q&A

What attributes do you admire most in an executive?

Create great products, build great teams, and have the ability to balance strategy with execution.

What is the favorite part of your job?

Seeing all of the different products that our companies create and the inspiration behind these products.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given

Show up every day, have a list of what you want to complete that day, and follow up like crazy.

Portfolio Highlights

“This was my first experience with growth-oriented equity firm. Paul Mercadante led the Sumeru team and supported myself as the CEO through a variety of key decisions and he was always available as a sounding board. He was particularly insightful and helpful on product strategy and our GTM operations. With Sumeru support, we tripled revenue, created disruptive products, expanded the organization which resulted to an acquisition by Bridgestone Americas in Sept 2021. The results, arising from a combination of capital, hands-on operator experience by Paul, and executive team building have been stellar.”
Ananth Rani, CEO, Azuga

Biography

At Sumeru

  • Joined in 2014
  • Focused on supply chain, logistics, e-commerce and security

Prior Experience

  • Silver Lake, Managing Director
  • Shah Capital Partners, Operating Partner
  • Force Computers, President
  • SMART Modular Technologies, Vice President and General Manager

Education

  • State University of New York College at Oneonta, B.A. Economics