George Kadifa
Venture Partner

Software/Applications • Communications • Electronics/Instrumentation

George Kadifa joined ARCH as a Venture Partner in mid-2007 and is focused on information technology opportunities including software, enterprise applications, communications, infrastructure, networking and systems development. He also lends his considerable expertise to portfolio executive teams, advising on strategy, product development, and execution.

Mr. Kadifa has a distinguished technology career serving in chief executive and other senior management positions as well as in management consulting, research and development. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Global Delivery at IBM Global Technology Services. Mr. Kadifa joined IBM as a part of its 2005 acquisition of Corio, Inc. where he was the Chairman and CEO. Mr. Kadifa led Corio, a top application services provider (ASP) and a Kleiner Perkins-backed company, from start-up in 1999 through an IPO in 2000, and a subsequent sale to IBM in 2005.

Prior to Corio, Mr. Kadifa was Senior Vice President of the Industrial Sector at Oracle Corporation, directing the company's largest and most profitable vertical sector. In addition, he was a management consultant with Booz-Allen & Hamilton serving Fortune 500 clients. Prior to Booz-Allen, Mr. Kadifa was a Development Manager at Xerox, leading strategic initiatives and software development, in addition to obtaining two U.S. patents in operating system and user interface software and receiving the Xerox Inventor award. Mr. Kadifa started his career on the research staff at Fairchild Semiconductor.

He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, an M.S. from the California Institute of Technology, and a B.S. from the American University of Beirut.