Co-Founder and Partner

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Ben Ball is a Founding Partner of Francisco Partners and focuses primarily on investments in the communications and hardware systems sectors.

Prior to founding Francisco Partners in 1999, Ben was with TA Associates, where he led private equity investments in the software, semiconductor and communications segments. Ben previously worked for Genstar Capital LLC, a middle-market LBO firm, where he focused on investments in the semiconductor, capital equipment and communications industries. Earlier in his career, Ben worked for AEA Investors, a New York-based private equity firm, and also for the consulting firm of Bain & Company.

Ben serves on the board of directors of CrossMatch, MetaSwitch, Mitel Networks, Source Photonics, WatchGuard and WebTrends.


M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business
A.B. from Harvard College


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