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Michael Fosnaugh

Principal | Vista Equity Partners | Chicago

Michael Fosnaugh joined Vista Equity Partners in 2005. Mr. Fosnaugh sits on the Vista Flagship Funds’ Investment Committee and is Co-Head of the Chicago office. He currently works with the firm’s investments in Forcepoint (formerly Raytheon | Websense), and sits on the boards of Advicent Solutions, Greenway Health, Mediaocean, and Ping Identity. Mr. Fosnaugh was actively involved in Vista’s investments in MRI Software, SirsiDynix, Sunquest Information Systems, Websense, and Zywave.

Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Fosnaugh worked in the Technology, Media, & 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.



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

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