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Environmental, Social and Governance Practices / Governance Strategy

Advancing Effective Corporate Governance

For more than 20 years, Vista has grown and evolved our governance strategy to successfully pursue the enterprise software market opportunity. Our commitment to responsible leadership and oversight at scale remains at the forefront of our infrastructure and decision-making process.

Oversight and Accountability

Investing in Our Infrastructure

Expanding Our Governance Structure

Focusing on Leadership and Talent Development

Committing to Transformation Through ESG And DE&I

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EC) is a governing and decision-making body for matters affecting Vista’s overall management and strategic direction. The EC consists of tenured industry experts with an average of 27 years of experience and Vista veterans with an average of 14 years at the firm.

Private Equity Management Committee

The Private Equity Management Committee (PEMC) oversees decisions on matters affecting Vista’s overall private equity practice. The PEMC is responsible for the review and inspection of funds, fundraising activities, market positioning, capital markets, diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as talent management.

Investment Committees

Investment Committees are fund-specific committees designed for robust discussion and participation from Co-Heads to ensure an established and formalized decision-making process across all platform investments, follow-on deployments, divestitures and value creation plans for acquired companies.

Cross-Functional Committees

In addition to governance and fund management bodies, Vista has several cross functional committees that work to manage enterprise risk and assist Vista in upholding its fiduciary duty to each of the Vista Funds. These include: Compliance Committee, Allocations and Conflicts Oversight Committee, Business Continuity Committee, Valuation Committees.

Fund Leadership

Co-Heads of each fund exist across each investment product and are responsible for allocating resources across existing and new deals, along with fund, pipeline, talent and team management.

Talent Management

Vista is committed to building the next generation of leaders by supporting and advancing the careers of expert investors, operators, technologists and administrators through recruiting, training and development initiatives.

Governance Strategy

Our Goals

Bring diversity of thought and experience to manage the core responsibilities of our firm strategy, business unit oversight, fundraising, operations, talent management, leadership development, ethical standards and communications.

Our Goals

Implement and drive a culture of excellence that values teamwork and collaboration; diversity, equity and inclusion; legal, compliance and ethical standards; and honors our opportunity to serve our stakeholders.

External Partnerships and Measurement

Vista collaborates with a variety of external organizations to drive accountability across firm operations. Through a diverse and growing network of experts, we pursue responsible investment, corporate governance and transparent leadership practices.

Organizations

Engaging Our Board Members

Incorporating ESG and DE&I factors into private equity and permanent capital investment and operational decisions minimizes corporate risk and improves business outcomes for all stakeholders. To ensure our efforts generate meaningful impact for our network of companies, we provide sustainable ESG and DE&I processes that consistently promote and increase diversity within their boards — including:


  • Identifying material ESG risks and opportunities.

  • Disclosing and reporting ESG metrics on an annual basis.

  • Setting goals, implementing policies and actively incorporating ESG data into decision making.

Increasing Board Diversity

Vista's External Board Program leverages our network and resources to source qualified board candidates for our portfolio companies, with a specific focus on diverse candidates.

~70

External Board Members Across The Portfolio

69%+

Boards With at Least One Female Member

85%+

Boards With at Least One Person of Color

Principles of Accountability

It's our firm's responsibility to communicate our processes for making ethical business and investment decisions with transparency. Our ESG policy reflects our ongoing commitment to sharing our governance reporting, metrics and goal-setting strategies with stakeholders to ensure corporate accountability.

Read Our ESG Policy

A Broader Path to Prosperity

Creating a more sustainable future through our ESG practices.

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