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Nadeem Syed

Senior Managing Director,
Head of Value Creation

Vista Equity Partners, San Francisco

Nadeem Syed, Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners

Nadeem Syed joined Vista Equity Partners in 2018 and is currently Head of Value Creation and a member of the private equity Flagship team. Mr. Syed 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. Syed currently sits on the boards of Alegeus, Allvue Systems, Apptio, iCIMS, KnowBe4 (formerly NASDAQ: KNBE), PlanSource and Securonix.

 Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Syed was CEO of Finastra (formerly Misys), a Vista company and the third-largest financial services software company in the world. Before Finastra, Mr. Syed was COO of SumTotal Systems, a former Vista company, where he led the company’s strategic initiatives overseeing services, support, engineering, product management and cloud operations. Prior to SumTotal Systems, Mr. Syed spent 19 years in multiple senior leadership roles at Oracle.


B.S. in Production Engineering, University of Mumbai (formerly University of Bombay)
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State University