John Burke


How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. You have to be willing to work for it….don’t give up, don’t ever give up.

Jimmy V


John first joined TCV in 2011 and rejoined in 2018. He focuses on investments in the software and tech-enabled services ecosystem. His current investments include Act-On, Clio, Genesys, SiteMinder and Toast, and he also supports TCV’s investment in FinancialForce. John’s previous investments include ExactTarget (NYSE: ET, acquired by Salesforce), Merkle (acquired by Dentsu), and TOA Technologies (acquired by Oracle).

Leveraging his operational experience, John enjoys company building as much as investing. He recently spent four years outside TCV (2014-2018), working in Sydney, Australia, as Chief Financial Officer at SiteMinder, during a period of rapid growth and international expansion.

Prior to TCV, John worked for Ernst & Young in their Audit and Transaction Advisory practice.


Outside of work, John loves spending time with his wife Molly and daughter Liza. He comes from a large family outside of Chicago. John is a passionate fan of the Wisconsin Badgers; his uncle is the Team Chaplain and the family has been hosting a tailgate party for generations. One of John’s first jobs was as an assistant groundskeeper (aka “janitor”) during the Badgers’ training camp, which gave him a front-row seat to watch the team practice. In his spare time, John also loves yoga, reading, travelling, and spending time with friends.


John graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Commerce & Accounting from Santa Clara University, where he was also a member of the Men’s Basketball Team.

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