Neil
Garfinkel

Co-Founder and Partner

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Neil Garfinkel is a Founding Partner of Francisco Partners and focuses on strategic relationship management for FP.

Prior to founding Francisco Partners in 1999, Neil was a Managing Director of Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, a leading San Francisco private equity firm. Earlier in his career, Neil was a Vice President with Summit Partners. He started his career as an attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto and with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.

He is a former director of AKQA (General Atlantic), Dextrys, Ex Libris (Leeds), Heat Software, Lynx Medical Systems (Picis), Mincom (ABB), NextTraq (Fleetcor), Office Tiger (RR Donnelley), Quadramed, Smartfocus, T-System (Fidelity National), Specific Media, Xcellenet (Sybase), Webtrends (Oracle), IMPAC Medical Systems (Elekta), Card Capture Services (eTrade), and HMT Technology (Komag)

Education

J.D. from Columbia Law School, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
A.B. from Harvard College

Contact

One Letterman Drive
Building C - Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94129
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“I strongly recommend Neil Garfinkel and Francisco Partners to growth companies looking for an investment partner to leverage technology and innovation.”
Tom Bedecarre, Chairman and former CEO, AKQA