At Columbia Pacific Management, Inc. since 2015, Carsten manages a portfolio of investments in the healthcare and senior housing sectors, focused on emerging Asian and African markets. In 2017, he led Columbia Pacific’s acquisition of India’s largest senior housing company.
Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Carsten served as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy, leading teams in a variety of missions while deployed to the Western Pacific, Middle East, and Mediterranean. His tours of duty include Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 and the Office of Naval Intelligence.
Carsten was born and raised in Seattle, and graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in History.