Our Firm

Team

Experienced team of investment and operating professionals

We provide an ecosystem of support that fosters best practice sharing and catalyzes results. Our team of professionals brings extensive transaction, operating, and strategic expertise to Vista’s unique value creation process. They are the engine that drives our success.

We have the ability to execute both complex transactions and provide sound strategic and operational direction – it’s a skill that sets us apart within the industry. Throughout our investment processes we seek to best align our goals with those of the management teams we work with, and to engage with key managers to maximize our portfolio companies’ long-term potential. In addition to the core Vista investment and operating professionals listed below, our broader team includes a network of technology-focused bankers, business leaders, and consultants specifically trained to deliver results.

Executive Leadership

  • Robert F. Smith

    Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Brian N. Sheth

    Co-Founder & President
  • David A. Breach

    Chief Operating Officer & Chief Legal Officer

Meet the Team

Name
Title
Division
Location
 
Robert F. Smith
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Executive
Austin
Brian N. Sheth
Co-Founder & President
Executive
Austin
David A. Breach
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Legal Officer
Executive
San Francisco
Richard Atkin
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Bret Bolin
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
David Bonnette
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Vincent Burkett
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Alan Cline
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Jamie Ford
President
Credit, Public Equity
San Francisco
Michael Fosnaugh
Principal
Private Equity
Chicago
James P. Hickey
Principal
Private Equity
Chicago
Betty Hung
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
David Post
President
Consulting Group
Austin
Rob Rogers
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Monti Saroya
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Patrick Severson
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Christian Sowul
Principal
Private Equity
San Francisco
Martin Taylor
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Marc Teillon
Principal
Private Equity
San Francisco
John Warnken-Brill
Chief Financial Officer
Administration
Oakland
René Yang
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
James Zubok
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Rachel Arnold
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Justin Cho
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Kristine Jurczyk
Co-Head of Vista Credit Opportunities
Credit
Chicago
Fareed Adib
Chief Technology Officer
Consulting Group
Austin
Ryan Kubacki
Chief Growth Officer
Consulting Group
Chicago
Joshua Niedner
Co-Head of Vista Credit Opportunities
Credit
Chicago
Donald Park
Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff
Private Equity
Austin
Christine Pastore
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Austin
Christopher Pietersen
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Austin
Gwen Reinke
Chief Compliance Officer
Administration
San Francisco
Stephen Seelbach
Chief of Staff
Administration
San Francisco
John Seni
Director, Office of the CEO
Administration
Austin
Jessica Segal
Director, Investor Relations
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Ashish Shah
Co-Head of Vista Public Strategies
Public Equity
San Francisco
Brenden Smith
Co-Head of Vista Public Strategies
Public Equity
San Francisco
Kevin Sofield
Director of Capital Markets
Capital Markets
San Francisco
Rod Aliabadi
Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Adrian Alonso
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Anand Anbalagan
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Ryan Atlas
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Justin Bentley
Director
Credit
Chicago
Bill Bindeman
Vice President of Finance
Public Equity
San Francisco
Susan Clark
Vice President & Chief of Staff
Private Equity
Austin
Jason Crichfield
Vice President, Controller
Administration
Oakland
Ralph DeBernardo
Vice President
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Charles Guan
Vice President
Private Equity
San Francisco
Justin Hirsch
Vice President, Office of the CEO
Administration
San Francisco
Jake Hodgman
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Cecilia Kwan
Vice President of Finance
Administration
Oakland
Christina Lema
General Counsel
Administration
San Francisco
Louis Marchetti
Vice President, Office of the President
Private Equity
Austin
Marc Mezzadri
Director of Operations
Public Equity
San Francisco
Kristina Mourlot
Director
Credit
Chicago
Ashot Navasardyan
Director of Development, Office of the CEO
Administration
San Francisco
Marybeth Schmitz
Vice President, Administration & Human Resources
Administration
Austin
Sathya Shanthakumar
Vice President
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Nicolas Stahl
Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
John Stalder
Vice President
Private Equity
San Francisco
Drew Tate
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Jeff Wilson
Vice President
Private Equity
San Francisco
Jordan Stellakis
Vice President
Credit
Chicago
Joseph Tinaglia
Vice President
Credit
Chicago
Mike Hartig
Senior Director of IT
Administration
Oakland
David Jacobs
Director of Finance
Administration
Oakland
Jessi Marshall
Director of Marketing
Administration
Austin
Alexandria Stuart
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel
Administration
San Francisco
Eric Beckmann
Senior Associate
Public Equity
San Francisco
Michael Jeanblanc
Senior Research Associate
Public Equity
San Francisco
Jack Dillon
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Aaron Gupta
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Stephen Foster
Senior Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Tyler Kellner
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Brian Loring
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Thomas Lumpkin
Senior Associate
Public Equity
San Francisco
Caitlin Lynch
Senior Associate
Credit
Chicago
Maxwell Swicegood
Senior Associate
Credit
Chicago
Jeremy Mekdhanasarn
Senior Associate
Public Equity
San Francisco
Shivan Patel
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Sam Payton
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Nick Prickel
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Steven White
Senior Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Andrew Alea
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Alex Capretta
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Stacy Clement
Associate Counsel
Administration
San Francisco
Sanjana Das
Associate, Fund Management
Credit
Chicago
Derek Klomhaus
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Danny Lei
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Michael Lewandowski
Associate
Credit
Chicago
Shannon MacKenzie
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Sydney Murray
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Brooke Nakatsukasa
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Vinay Shah
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Ruisi Shang
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Caitilin Slattery
Associate
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Amanda Stewart
Associate
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Dan Sullivan
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Mark Wenden
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Jonathan Wulkan
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Tom Abernethy
Analyst
Credit
Chicago
Eric Anderson
Analyst
Private Equity
San Francisco
Luke Bucshon
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Peter Dewire
Analyst
Private Equity
San Francisco
Lexi Eisenberg
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Kyle Henderson
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Nathan Mullins
Analyst
Credit
Chicago
Nick Murley
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Erin Myers
Analyst, Fund Management
Credit
Chicago
Amit Patel
Analyst
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Lev Williams
Analyst
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Mendy Yang
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin