Benjamin Ball

Benjamin Ball

Benjamin Ball

Mr. Ball is a founder of Francisco Partners and has been a partner since its formation in August 1999. Prior to founding Francisco Partners, Mr. Ball was a vice president with TA Associates where he led private equity investments in the software, semiconductor and communications segments. Previously, he worked for Genstar Capital LLC, a middle-market LBO firm, where he focused on investments in the semiconductor, capital equipment and communications industries. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ball worked for AEA Investors, a New York-based private equity firm, and also for the consulting firm of Bain & Company. Mr. Ball serves on the board of directors of ECI, Legerity and WebTrends.

Mr. Ball holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB from Harvard College.


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Prakash Panjwani, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Barber, Chief Financial Officer

Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer

Wayson Vannatta, Chief Information Officer

Shari McLaren, Senior Vice President, Operations

Sean Price, Senior Vice President of Sales

Jack Waters, Senior Vice President of Engineering

Michelle Welch, Senior Vice President of Marketing

Andrew Young, Senior Vice President of Product Management



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Benjamin Ball

Sandy Gill

Alex Slusky

Prakash Panjwani

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