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David A. Breach

Chief Operating Officer &
Chief Legal Officer

Vista Equity Partners, Austin

David A. Breach, Vista Equity Partners

David A. Breach joined Vista Equity Partners in 2014. Mr. Breach is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer at Vista. Mr. Breach sits on Vista’s Private Equity Funds’ Investment Committees and serves as a member of Vista’s Executive Committee, the firm’s governing and decision-making body for matters affecting its overall management and strategic direction, and Vista’s Private Equity Management Committee, the firm’s decision-making body for matters affecting Vista’s overall private equity platform. Mr. Breach also sits on the boards of Vista portfolio companies Datto (NYSE: MSP), DealerSocket, EagleView, Jamf (NASDAQ: JAMF), Mediaocean, Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), Solera and Stats Perform.

Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Breach worked as a Senior Corporate Partner with the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, where his practice focused on the representation of private equity funds in all aspects of their business. While at Kirkland & Ellis, Mr. Breach was a member of its 15-person global executive management committee and was a founding partner of its San Francisco office. During Mr. Breach’s tenure, Kirkland’s Northern California practice grew to approximately 130 lawyers. Mr. Breach received numerous professional accolades while at Kirkland, including being named a Law360 MVP of the Year for Private Equity in 2013 and a Chambers & Partners Band 1 Lawyer for Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions.

Mr. Breach is a member of the State Bars of California, Illinois and Michigan.


B.B.A. in Marketing, Eastern Michigan University
J.D., University of Michigan, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif