Brian J. Conway

Chairman, Managing Partner

Brian has more than 34 years of experience in the private equity industry at TA Associates.

Brian is Chairman of TA’s Executive Committee, Co-Chair of TA’s Core Investment Committee and Chairman of TA’s Portfolio Committee. He joined TA in 1984, became a Managing Director in 1989 and Chairman in 2014. Brian was actively involved in 92 closed growth company investments for TA, 41 as a sponsor and an additional 51 as a member of the company-specific Investment Committees.

Career Highlights

  • Former Co-Head of TA’s Technology Group
  • Prior Board work includes 10 publicly-traded companies
  • Actively involved in 92 closed growth company investments for TA


  • Stanford Graduate School of Business – MBA
  • Amherst College – BA, magna cum laude, Economics and English

Board Representation

Former (partial list)

  • Alias Research
  • GlobeOp Financial Services
  • Hummingbird Communications
  • Intralinks
  • Systems Center
  • Led TA’s investments in SBA Communications and Hyperion Solutions (formerly IMRS)


  • Chairman of The Steppingstone Foundation
  • Board Member of The Boston Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Fellows of Stanford Medicine
  • Trustee Emeritus Amherst College

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