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 industry.

Prior to joining Francisco Partners, David was a Managing Director with Tiger Management, where he was co-head of the global technology group. 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 Betterment, Lucidworks, Prosper (observer), Redis, and Sonicwall. He previously served on the boards of 2Checkout, Aderant, Allston, Attachmate, Barracuda Networks, BeyondTrust, City Index, Foundation 9, Grass Valley, GXS, K2, Micro Focus, Office Tiger, Optanix, PayLease, Primavera, Quest, RedPrairie, SmartBear, and Vendavo.


M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Arjay Miller Scholar
A.B. from Harvard College in chemistry, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


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