Michael C. Child

Senior Advisor

Mike has 40 years of experience in the private equity industry.

Mike joined TA in 1982, and helped open the West Coast office, focusing on investments in the technology sector. He became a Managing Director in 1986, and a Senior Advisor of the firm in 2011. Mike served on TA's Executive Committee from 2002 to 2008.

Former Experience

  • ROLM Corporation - Product Manager
  • Boston Consulting Group - Strategic Planning
  • Hewlett-Packard Compnay - Production Engineer


  • Stanford Graduate School of Business - MBA
  • University of California at Davis - B.S., Electrical Engineering

Board Representation


  • Finisar Corporation (FNSR)
  • IPG Photonics (IPGP


  • AST Research
  • Cadence Design Systems
  • DH Technology
  • Eagle Tech Systems
  • Fargo Electronics
  • FreeWave Technologies
  • Network General Corporation
  • Novellus Systems
  • Sonic Solutions
  • Ultratech Stepper (UTEK)


  • Chair of the UC Davis Foundation Board, 2014-2016
  • Serves on the Advisory Board for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and the College of Engineering
  • Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Serves on the Investment Committees at Sacred Heart School-Atherton and UC Davis Foundation

Featured Investments