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Michael Fosnaugh

Principal | Vista Equity Partners | Chicago

Michael Fosnaugh joined Vista Equity Partners in 2005. Mr. Fosnaugh is Co-Head of the Chicago office and sits on the Vista Flagship Funds’ Investment Committee. Mr. Fosnaugh currently sits on the boards of Advicent Solutions, Alegeus, EAB, Greenway Health, Integral Ad Science, Jamf, Mediaocean, Ping Identity, and PlanSource and works with the firm’s investments in Acquia and Forcepoint (formerly Raytheon | Websense). He was actively involved in the firm’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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