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Petri Oksanen is a Partner with Francisco Partners and focuses primarily on enterprise application software investments. He has a particular interest in industrial, manufacturing, and other vertical sectors.

Prior to joining Francisco Partners in 2005, Petri worked at Morgan Stanley in their Technology Investment Banking group in Menlo Park, California. Earlier in his career, Petri held a variety of business development, program management, and software development roles at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.

Petri currently serves on the board of directors of EG, Keyloop, nShift, and Vendavo. He formerly served on the board of directors of Aconex (IPO), AdvancedMD (acquired by ADP), API Healthcare (acquired by GE Healthcare), ByBox, ClickSoftware (acquired by Salesforce), Healthland (acquired by CPSI), Plex Systems (acquired by Rockwell Automation), Prometheus Group (acquired by a financial sponsor), Source Photonics (acquired by a financial sponsor), and T-System (acquired by Fidelity National), and was also previously involved with FP’s investments in Ex Libris (acquired by a financial sponsor), LYNX Medical Systems (acquired by Picis), Specific Media (acquired by Time Inc.), and Webtrends (acquired by Oracle).


B.A.Sc. with Joint Honors in Computer Engineering and Economics with Distinction from the University of Waterloo


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“Petri Oksanen combines an aggressive, optimistic outlook with a strong sense of a company’s limits to help guide his portfolio companies to great success. Petri’s “just-enough” guidance has allowed and continues to allow Prometheus Group to grow spectacularly in all aspects – financial results, operational prowess, and management - while never getting too far ahead of itself.”
Eric Huang, Founder and CEO, Prometheus Group