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Keith Geeslin joined Francisco Partners as a Partner in January 2004, and focuses primarily on investments in the communications and hardware systems sectors.

Prior to joining Francisco Partners, Keith spent 19 years in venture capital the Sprout Group. He joined Sprout in 1984, became a General Partner in 1988, and became Sprout's Managing Partner in 2000. Earlier in his career, he was the general manager of a division of Tymshare, Inc. and held various positions at its Tymnet subsidiary from 1980 to 1984. He was also previously a staff member of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.

Keith serves on the board of directors of Allston Trading, CommVault Systems (NASD:CVLT), and Synaptics (NASD:SYNA).


M.S. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University
M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University
B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University


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“FP was ready to add value the minute the deal closed. Keith Geeslin and the FP team made tremendous effort to understand Cross Match and our industry, customers and suppliers, which gave them a deep understanding of the company’s potential.”
David Buckley, President and CEO, Cross Match Technologies