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Petri Oksanen is a Partner with Francisco Partners and focuses on investments in the software industry, with a specific emphasis on enterprise application software.

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 serves on the board of directors of Click Software, Plex Systems, Prometheus Group, and Vendavo. He formerly served on the board of directors of Aconex (IPO), AdvancedMD (acquired by ADP), API Healthcare (acquired by GE Healthcare), Healthland (acquired by CPSI), Source Photonics (acquired by a financial sponsor), and T-System, 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.


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


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“FP has a stellar reputation in the market and as a result has an incredible network of resources that they bring to bear. Petri Oksanen and FP have helped with everything from financing needs, to recruiting top talent, to meeting with prospects.”
Jason Blessing, CEO, Plex Systems