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Andrew Kowal is a Partner with Francisco Partners and focuses primarily on investments in the communications, systems, and infrastructure sectors.

Prior to joining Francisco Partners in 2001, Andrew was a member of Princes Gate Investors, the private equity arm of the Institutional Securities Division of Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for the identification, evaluation and execution of private equity transactions in a variety of industries, including information technology.

Andrew serves on the board of directors of Boomi, Forcepoint, iconectiv, Logmein, Optanix, and Sandvine. He previously served on the board of directors of ADERANT, Corsair, Ichor Systems, MagnaChip, Metrologic Instruments, Mitel Networks, Shoregroup, Source Photonics, and Tile.


B.S. in Economics with a Finance concentration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma National Honors Society


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“Andrew Kowal’s nuanced understanding of Metrologic Instruments and its industry were invaluable in helping me take on the role as CEO. He was a thoughtful advisor who supported the company in a variety of ways without intruding on my autonomy.”
Darius Adamczyk, CEO, Honeywell (former CEO, Metrologic Instruments)