C.J. Fitzgerald first joined Summit Partners in 1990 as an Associate. Today, as a Managing Director, he focuses primarily on the technology and education sectors.
Mr. Fitzgerald has served as a board director for many companies, including three public companies. He is currently a director of Calypso Technology, Infor Global Solutions, Perforce Software, Ruffalo Noel Levitz, and Trident University International. His previous directorships include Access Information Management (acquired by Berkshire Partners), Answers (acquired by Apax Partners), GoldenGate Software (acquired by Oracle), Heald College (acquired by Corinthian Colleges), HelpSystems (acquired by H.I.G. Capital), M-Audio (acquired by Avid Technology), Mo Industries (acquired by VF Corporation), Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ: UBNT) and WebSideStory (NASDAQ: WSSI).
Prior to rejoining Summit in 2001, Mr. Fitzgerald attended business school, and was founder and Chief Executive Officer of North Systems. He holds a BS in computer science, with Honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He is a member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board (GTAB). In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of Gather Ministries and on the advisory board for New Story, an innovative non-profit that transforms communities around the world by building crowdfunded houses in areas of need.