Michael Fosnaugh

Michael Fosnaugh joined Vista Equity Partners in 2005 and is co-head of the Chicago office. He is co-head of the Flagship Fund and sits on its Investment Committee. Additionally, 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. He sits on the boards of Acquia, Alegeus, Applause, CentralSquare, EAB, Greenway Health, Integral Ad Science, Jamf, Ping Identity, PlanSource, SmartBear, Stats Perform, and TripleLift. He was also actively involved in the firm’s investments in Advicent, Forcepoint, Mediaocean, MRI Software, Numerator, SirsiDynix, Sunquest Information Systems, Websense, and Zywave.

Prior to joining Vista, Fosnaugh worked in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Group at SG Cowen & Co., where he focused on the software, services, and financial technology sectors and advised clients on buy-side and sell-side transactions, public and private equity financings, and other strategic advisory initiatives. Fosnaugh earned his A.B. in economics cum laude from Harvard University.