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Patrick Severson

Senior Managing Director,
Co-Head of Foundation Fund

Vista Equity Partners, Austin

Patrick Severson, Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners

Patrick Severson joined Vista Equity Partners in 2013. Mr. Severson is Co-Head of the Vista Foundation Funds and sits on its Investment Committee. Additionally, Mr. Severson 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. Severson currently sits on the boards of AGDATA, AlertMedia, ARCOS, Assent Compliance, Bonterra, Four Winds Interactive, Granicus, Kibo, Power Factors, Sonatype, StarRez, TigerConnect and Trintech. He was also actively involved in the firm’s investments in Autotask, PeopleAdmin, Return Path and Wrike.

Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Severson worked as Partner at Warburg Pincus where he spent 12 years investing in and working with software companies at all stages from startup to buyout. Before his time with Warburg Pincus, Mr. Severson worked at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, where he was a Consultant. Prior to Booz-Allen, Mr. Severson worked at Price Waterhouse, where he focused on media and technology industries.


B.S. in Computer Science, Stanford University
M.B.A., Columbia University