Prior to founding Francisco Partners in 1999, DJ was a Principal with Texas Pacific Group. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Semiconductor Banking at Robertson, Stephens & Company and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
DJ currently serves on the board of BeyondTrust, GoodRx, LegalZoom, Quest, and SonicWall. He formerly served on the board of directors of AMI Semiconductor (AMIS), Barracuda (CUDA), CBA Group, Cross Match Technologies, Ichor Systems (ICHR), Legerity, MagnaChip, Metrologic, NPTest/Credence (CMOS), Numonyx, Plex, SMART Modular Technologies (SMOD), Ultra Clean Technology (UCTT), Conexant (CNXT), Globespan (GSPN), ON Semiconductor (ONNN), Sectigo (formerly Comodo Certificate Authority), and Verifone (PAY).
DJ serves on the UC Berkeley Engineering School Board, the board of UC Berkeley Management, Entrepreneurship & Technology (MET) and the UCSF Foundation Board of Directors. He is also in the YPO Barbary Coast Chapter. Previously, he served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees, the Stanford GSB Advisory Council and the Stanford GSB Management Board where he was chair.