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 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.