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20 - 23 September 2021
InterContinental O2London

Michael Fosnaugh
Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Flagship Fund at 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 (NASDAQ: IAS), Jamf (NASDAQ: JAMF), Mediaocean, Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), PlanSource, SmartBear, Stats Perform and TripleLift. He was actively involved in the firm’s investments in Advicent, Forcepoint, MRI Software, Numerator, 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.

Vista Equity Partners is a global investment firm that exclusively invests in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled companies across private equity, permanent capital, credit and public equity strategies.

Agenda Sessions

  • The reign of tech investments: where do we go from here?