M. Roy Burns

Managing Director

Roy leads investments in financial services and financial technology, including electronic payments, investment management and wealth management end markets.

Roy joined TA in 2001 as an Associate in the Boston office and returned to TA in 2006 following graduate school. Over his career, he has partnered with founders and high-energy executives to sustain and improve rapid organic growth and use M&A to increase portfolio company capabilities.

Career Highlights

  • Partnered with management to complete 13 investments totaling nearly $7 billion in enterprise value
  • Achieved exits on six investments totaling nearly $7 billion of enterprise value
  • Completed 15 strategic acquisitions on behalf of TA portfolio companies
  • Prior to TA, involved in financings for 10 companies to support M&A and organic growth efforts

Former Experience

  • Davidson Kempner Partners – Public Company Investments
  • Banc of America Securities – High Yield and Leveraged Finance

Education

  • Stanford Graduate School of Business – MBA, Arjay Miller Scholar
  • Washington and Lee University – BS, with Special Attainments, Business Administration

Board Representation

Current

  • AffiniPay
  • Financial Information Technologies (Fintech)
  • Orion Advisor Solutions
  • Rectangle Health
  • Stadion Money Management
  • Wealth Enhancement Group

Former

  • BluePay
  • Dealer Tire
  • First Eagle Investment Management (Observer)
  • K2 Advisors

Former Active Investor

  • Cardtronics
  • Numeric Investors

Other

  • Trustee of Boston Ballet
  • Advisor to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Featured Investments