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.
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.
John W. Marren
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
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.
Jeff R. Wilson
Jeff R. Wilson joined TPG Capital in 2003. Mr. Wilson has driven TPG’s equity investments in Advent Software, Alltel, Eze Software Group, Freescale, GlobeOp, Lenovo, SMART Modular, Texas Genco, and Vertafore. Mr. Wilson has driven TPG’s debt investments in Alltel, Flextronics, Iris Software, Reynolds and Reynolds, Sedgwick, TASC and TransUnion. Prior to joining TPG in 2003, Mr. Wilson worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in their Financial Sponsors Group and Technology Group. Mr. Wilson received a B.A., cum laude, in Business from the University of Washington. Mr. Wilson serves on the board of directors of Vertafore and Eze Software Group.