Former Microsoft Channel Chief Joins Private Equity Firm
Former Microsoft Channel Chief Jon Roskill, most recently CEO of ERP software provider Acumatica, is joining private equity firm EQT Partners in a senior advisory role.
Generally speaking, senior advisors often assist multiple companies within a private equity portfolio. And at times, private equity firms tap senior advisors to run companies within their portfolios.
EQT has roughly $83 billion in assets under management across 28 active funds. Portfolio companies generate a combined $33 billion in revenue and employ roughly 175,000 people.
Moreover, EQT Partners has extensive experience acquiring technology businesses within and across the IT channel. Example deals involve:
- Cloud MSPs Nexon Asia Pacific and GCOMM;
- fiber network service provider Lumos Networks; and
- open source software provider SUSE Linux.
Who Is Jon Roskill?
Roskill, meanwhile, spent more than a decade at Microsoft (1999-2013) in various GM and VP roles focused on software, marketing and partner programs. More recently, he was CEO of Acumatica, a cloud ERP software provider that EQT acquired in 2019. Unify Square and Microsoft veteran John Case will succeed Roskill as Acumatica’s CEO on March 1, 2022.
Meanwhile, private equity activity in and around the cloud and MSP ecosystems remains strong. Track all private equity technology deals here.