Taylor McKinley

Operating Partner

Taylor McKinley

Operating Partner

At Mainsail
Taylor is an Operating Partner at Mainsail Partners and works with Mainsail’s portfolio companies to drive improvements in product management, customer success, and engineering.

Before Mainsail
Prior to joining Mainsail, Taylor worked in product 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 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.