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Alan Cline

Senior Advisor

Vista Equity Partners, Austin

Alan Cline, Senior Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners

Alan Cline originally joined Vista Equity Partners in 2001 and has held multiple leadership roles within the company, including Co-Head of the Vista Foundation Fund and Co-Head of the Vista Endeavor Fund. Currently, he is a Senior Advisor to Vista’s Endeavor Fund and he sits on the fund’s Investment Committee. Additionally, Mr. Cline serves as a Senior Advisor to Vista’s Executive Committee, the firm’s governing and decision-making body for matters affecting its overall management and strategic direction, and sits on Vista’s Private Equity Management Committee, the firm’s decision-making body for matters affecting Vista’s overall private equity platform.

Prior to co-heading Endeavor, Mr. Cline spent over a decade serving as Co-Head of the Foundation Fund, the firm’s middle-market focused buyout fund. During this time frame, he has led or overseen nearly 100 technology transactions and has been actively involved on the board of over two dozen companies. He currently serves as a board advisor for each of the companies within the Endeavor Fund and serves on the board of Zapproved. Mr. Cline was actively involved in the firm’s investments in Accruent, AGDATA, Allocate, Aspect Communications, Autotask, BigMachines, Bullhorn, Khoros, Kibo, LogicMonitor, Lone Wolf, Main Street Hub, MircoEdge, Mitratech, Naviga, PeopleAdmin, Relias Learning, Social Solutions, SRC Software, Upserve and Zego.

Prior to rejoining Vista in 2008, Mr. Cline worked as a General Partner at Accretive, an innovative venture capital firm focused on high-growth technology-enabled service companies. Before joining Vista in 2001, Mr. Cline co-founded and served as the General Manager of Fandango, an internet-based movie ticketing business. Prior to Fandango, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Mergers & Acquisitions and High Technology groups.


B.S. in Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, with distinction
M.B.A., Stanford University