Dipanjan (DJ)

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Dipanjan (DJ) Deb is a Founding Partner and the Chief Executive Officer of Francisco Partners.

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 (GDRX), LegalZoom (LZ), 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), the Stanford GSB Advisory Council, 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 and the Stanford GSB Management Board where he was chair.


M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business
B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, Regents Scholar


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“Francisco Partners brings a wealth of industry and market knowledge to the table, and not just to the boardroom. FP and Dipanjan Deb help companies succeed through their vast network and financial and operating skills.”
Iain Mackenzie, President and CEO, SMART Modular Technologies