Taylor McKinley


Taylor McKinley

Partner, Investments & Operations

Taylor is an Investment Partner at Mainsail. He is responsible for originating, executing, and supporting investments in software companies.

Taylor currently sits on the board of Centerbase and 3PL Central.

Prior to joining Mainsail, Taylor worked in product management at Fortify Software, which was later acquired by Hewlett Packard (HP). During his six years at Fortify and HP, Taylor ran the SaaS product line and owned the pricing strategy and implementation for all products. Prior to Fortify, Taylor was an Associate in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division. Before joining Morgan Stanley he was an Associate at New England Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on acquiring middle-market operating companies, and a Principal at The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory firm. At Parthenon Taylor helped lead projects for sales force optimizations, M&A integrations, acquisitions and pricing analyses for companies in the technology, retail, healthcare, private equity and publishing industries.

Taylor has a B.A. in Economics and English from Williams College and an M.B.A from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was President of his class.

Outside of Mainsail…
Taylor spends his time keeping up with his three kids, following Boston sports teams, and trying to run and bike throughout Marin. Taylor is also on the board of Genesys Works, an organization that provides technology internships and college prep to Bay Area youth.


3PL Central

From: Los Angeles, CA
Lives in: Marin, CA
Supports: Genesys Works and Boston Sports Teams