Mike Kohlsdorf is President of Francisco Partners Consulting (FPC) and is Co-Chairman of the Portfolio Committee. He joined Francisco Partners (FP) as an Operating Partner in March of 2011. FP has raised in excess of $14 billion to date with investments in nearly 100 technology and technology-related platform companies. Mike’s primary responsibilities include the management of FPC – an organization of twelve Operating Partners and Advisors, the development and deployment of operating best practices and serving as an operating coach as well as interim-CEO for FP’s portfolio companies. He has served as CEO for six FP portfolio companies and Executive Chairman for two. Most recently, Mike was interim CEO at Click Software.
Prior to joining FPC Mike was President, CEO and a Board Member of Aderant. Mike joined Aderant in October of 2006 (under FP ownership) and successfully sold the Company in October of 2008 to Vista Equity Partners. Mike remained President, CEO and a Board Member of Aderant until February of 2011.
Prior to joining Aderant, Mike was a Senior Vice President of Enterprise Services and Corporate Officer of IKON Office Solutions (NYSE: IKON) reporting directly to Matthew Espe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. IKON Enterprise Services consists of Software and Professional Services, Outsourcing Services (Managed Services and Legal Document Services) and Customer Services. The organization is comprised of 14,000 employees and generates approximately $2.2 billion in annual revenues.
Previously, Mike was President and CEO of T/R Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRSI). In 2003, T/R Systems, a Deloitte & Touche “Technology Fast 500 Company” from 1999-2002, was sold to Electronics for Imaging. Mike has had an active role in executive management for over twenty–five years in private and publicly held software companies including eight years at IBM.
Mike holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame where he majored in International Business and participated in an exchange program with the London Business School. Mike is currently on the Board of Directors of CrossMatch and Operative, where he serves as Executive Chairman, as well as PEI’s Operating Partners Forum Advisory Board. Mike’s previous board seats include; Attachmate, FrontRange, Healthland, Paymetric, Quantros WatchGuard, Sintec Media and Click Software.