Mark Anderson joins TPG as Senior Advisor
San Francisco and Fort Worth, Texas – July 11, 2019 – TPG, a global alternative asset firm, announced today it has named Mark Anderson as a Senior Advisor to the firm’s Software & Enterprise Technology group. In his role, Anderson will advise TPG on its portfolio and investment activities within the sector.
“We’re focused on partnering with dynamic technology companies that are challenging, enhancing, and transforming industries,” said Tim Millikin and Nehal Raj, Partners at TPG who lead Software & Enterprise Technology investing. “A strong and experienced network enables us to better capitalize on today’s rapidly evolving landscape. Mark’s leadership, strategic vision, and track record building and scaling businesses make him a natural fit and valuable addition to our team. We’re thrilled to welcome him aboard.”
Anderson is a seasoned executive who brings more than 20 years of experience in enterprise technology to TPG. As the former President of Palo Alto Networks, he was responsible for the company’s sales, go-to-market (GTM), corporate IT and InfoSec, customer success, as well as business and corporate development. Before Palo Alto Networks, Anderson led worldwide sales activities at F5 Networks, where he was instrumental in the company’s GTM success and growth. Earlier, he held leadership positions at Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems. Anderson has been a member of the board of directors of Alteryx (NYSE: AYX) since 2018, and was named the first independent board member at Avi Networks. He resides in Silicon Valley and holds a B.A. in business and economics from York University in Toronto.
“I’ve always admired TPG for their deep understanding of the technology marketplace and commitment to building healthy businesses,” said Anderson. “I look forward to working with Tim, Nehal, and the rest of the team to help enhance and grow the portfolio.”
Mark joins a talented and growing roster of senior advisors who provide TPG’s Software & Enterprise Technology team with meaningful insight and domain expertise. Some of the firm’s recent investments in the sector include Box, C3, CCC Information Services, McAfee, Tanium, WellSky, Wind River, and Zscaler. The team works across TPG Capital, TPG Growth, The Rise Fund, and TPG Tech Adjacencies (TTAD).
TPG is a leading global alternative asset firm founded in 1992 with more than $108 billion of assets under management and offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, and Singapore. TPG’s investment platforms are across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, real estate, credit, and public equity. TPG aims to build dynamic products and options for its investors while also instituting discipline and operational excellence across the investment strategy and performance of its portfolio. For more information, visit www.tpg.com.