Francisco Partners, a global investment firm, has hired Ashley Evans as a partner with the firm. Going forward, Evans will concentrate on application software investments across a spectrum of end markets.

In her time before Francisco Partners, Evans served as a managing director with Carlyle Group as a member of the firm’s technology investment team. Evans played a role in establishing the firm’s West Coast presence and key investments for the technology group.

“As we look to continue to capitalize on the trends and opportunities in the technology sector, we are always focused on hiring top talent for our team,” says Dipanjan “DJ” Deb, co-founder and CEO of Francisco Partners. “Ashley is the perfect addition for us, and we are delighted to welcome Ashley to the FP team.”

“I’m thrilled to join the team at Francisco Partners,” says Evans. “Francisco Partners’ sector expertise is unmatched, and I am excited to work with such a dynamic and committed team who have proven their mettle in the ever-changing technology space. One of FP’s core values is continuous improvement, and I look forward to continuing to execute on this value and to help deliver top-tier returns for our investors.”