Chief Investment Officer

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David Golob joined Francisco Partners as a Partner in 2001 and focuses primarily on investments in the software and services sectors.

Prior to joining Francisco Partners, David was a Managing Director with Tiger Management, where he was co-head of the global technology group and focused in the software industry. David spent seven years as a private equity investor focused on the software industry at General Atlantic Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and a Product Manager with Newport Systems Solutions, Inc. (acquired by Cisco).

David currently serves on the board of directors of BeyondTrust, K2, Optanix, Prosper, Quest Software Redis Labs, and SmartBear. He previously served on the boards of Aderant, Avangate, Barracuda Networks, City Index, Foundation 9, Grass Valley, GXS, Micro Focus, Office Tiger, Paylease, Primavera, RedPrairie, Sonicwall, and Vendavo.


M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business
A.B. from Harvard College, summa cum laude


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“In nearly nine years working with Francisco Partners, I have found that FP intensely focuses on creating value. David Golob and FP understand that financial results are incumbent on taking care of the customers and employees of its portfolio companies.”
Jeff Hawn, Chairman and CEO, Attachmate