Investors and Board of Directors
In July 2010, Vertafore, Inc. was acquired by investment funds managed by TPG Capital (TPG).
TPG Capital is the global buyout group of TPG, a leading private investment firm founded in 1992, with approximately $48 billion of assets under management and offices in San Francisco, Beijing, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. TPG Capital has extensive experience with global public and private investments executed through leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts, growth investments, joint ventures and restructurings. TPG's technology investments have included Alltel, Avaya, Crystal Decisions, Fidelity National Information Services, Hotwire, IMS, Intergraph, Lenovo, MEMC, ON Semiconductor, Sabre Holdings, Seagate and SunGard among others.
Jeff Hawn, Chairman of the Board
Hawn joined Vertafore in April 2015 and serves as the company’s CEO. Prior to Vertafore, Jeff spent a decade as Chairman and CEO of The Attachmate Group, the holding company for Novell, NetIQ, Attachmate and SUSE. Additionally, Hawn was Senior Vice President at BMC Software Inc., where he led a number of functions, including M&A and R&D. Earlier in his career, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company, a global consulting firm. Hawn holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the University of Texas.
Euan C. Menzies, Vice Chairman of the Board
Menzies was Vertafore’s CEO from May 2001 through Oct. 2013. He joined Vertafore as the President and chief operating officer in Sept. 2000. From 1987 until early 2000, he was a senior executive with Thomson Corp., where he held general management positions, most notably president and chief executive of Thomson's tax and regulatory division (RIA Group). In 2000 he was chairman and CEO of iClick, an Internet-based software and services company in the human resources sector. Menzies is a chartered accountant in the United Kingdom, and earned his undergraduate degree (B.Acc) from Glasgow University in Scotland.
Timothy Dunn, Director
Dunn is a Partner of TPG Capital and a member of the firm’s Operating Group. Dunn serves as a member of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee for Vertafore. Prior to joining TPG, Dunn was CFO/CAO of Hotwire, SVP and CFO for the Gap Division of Gap, Inc., and held a number of senior management positions during his 12 years with PepsiCo Inc. Dunn also was with Price Waterhouse & Co. and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. Dunn graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. degree in Business.
John W. Marren, Director
John W. Marren joined TPG Capital in 2000 as a Partner and leads TPG's technology team. Mr. Marren is currently the Chairman of the Board of MEMC Electronic Materials and serves on the board of directors of Aptina, Avaya, Freescale, and SunGard. From 1996 through 2000, Mr. Marren was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, most recently as co-head of the Technology Investment Banking Group. From 1992 to1996, he was a Managing Director and Senior Semiconductor Research Analyst at Alex Brown & Sons. While at Morgan Stanley and Alex Brown & Sons, Mr. Marren was a frequent member of the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team which recognizes the top research analysts on Wall Street. Prior to Alex Brown, Mr. Marren spent eight years in the semiconductor industry working for VLSI Technology and Vitesse Semiconductor. Mr. Marren received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California in Santa Barbara.
Bryan M. Taylor, Lead Director
Bryan Taylor is a Partner in the Technology Group at TPG and is responsible for the firm's investments in software, data/analytics, and technology services. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Taylor was a Managing Director at Symphony Technology Group, a private equity firm focused exclusively on technology investing. Prior to joining Symphony, he was with Bain & Company, a leading global management-consulting firm, where he worked in the private equity and technology practice groups. He graduated with a BA in political science with honors from Stanford University. He earned his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.