McPherson joined Mainsail in the Fall of 2016 and is responsible for sourcing new investments in B2B software & vertical payments businesses across a variety of sectors. McPherson executed Mainsail’s platform investments in Bio-Optronics and PestRoutes. He has also sourced and executed add-on acquisitions for portfolio companies.
Prior to joining the team, McPherson worked for Andreessen Horowitz where he helped portfolio companies establish partnerships with Fortune 500 companies. Before that, McPherson spent time at a startup, LeadGenius. McPherson began his career an Investment Banking Analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta, advising on transactions in the media, technology, and healthcare verticals.
McPherson graduated from Emory University, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and was the Captain of the basketball team.
Outside of Mainsail…
On the weekends, McPherson enjoys playing basketball and outdoor chess. You can also catch him atop a roof in San Francisco, playing his violin. He’s a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan, but is happy the Cubs finally won one.
From: St. Louis
Lives in: San Francisco, CA
Roots for: St. Louis Cardinals