John Burke

Vice President

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

Background

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, Genesys, and SiteMinder, 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).

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

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

Interests

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 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 practice. In his spare time, John also loves yoga, reading, travelling, and spending time with friends.

Education

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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