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Michael Fosnaugh

Senior Managing Director,
Co-Head of Flagship Fund

Vista Equity Partners, Chicago

Michael Fosnaugh, Senior Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners

Michael Fosnaugh joined Vista Equity Partners in 2005. Mr. Fosnaugh is Co-Head of the Flagship Fund and sits on its Investment Committee. Additionally, Mr. Fosnaugh serves as a member of Vista’s Executive Committee, the firm’s governing and decision-making body for matters affecting its overall management and strategic direction, and Vista’s Private Equity Management Committee, the firm’s decision-making body for matters affecting Vista’s overall private equity platform. Mr. Fosnaugh currently sits on the boards of Acquia, Alegeus, Applause, CentralSquare, EAB, Greenway Health, Integral Ad Science, Jamf (NASDAQ: JAMF), Mediaocean, Numerator, Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), PlanSource, SmartBear, Stats Perform and TripleLift. He was actively involved in the firm’s investments in Advicent, Forcepoint, MRI Software, SirsiDynix, Sunquest Information Systems, Websense and Zywave. Mr. Fosnaugh is Co-Head of the Chicago office.

Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Fosnaugh worked in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at SG Cowen & Co., where he focused on the software, services and financial technology sectors. While at SG Cowen, Mr. Fosnaugh advised clients on buy-side and sell-side transactions, public and private equity financings, and other strategic advisory initiatives.

Education

A.B. in Economics from Harvard College, cum laude