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

    Senior Managing Director, Founder, Chairman, & CEO
  • Brian N. Sheth

    Senior Managing Director,
    Co-Founder,
    & President
  • David A. Breach

    Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, & Chief Legal Officer

Meet the Team

Name
Title
Division
Location
 
John Warnken-Brill
Senior Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer
Finance
Oakland
Christina Lema
Managing Director, General Counsel of Vista Management Company
Legal & Compliance
San Francisco
Gwen Reinke
Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer
Legal & Compliance
San Francisco
David Flannery
Senior Managing Director, President of Vista Credit Partners
Credit
New York
Marybeth Schmitz
Managing Director, Head of Administration & Human Resources
Administration & Human Resources
Austin
Alan Schwartz
Managing Director, General Counsel of Vista Holdings Group
Legal & Compliance
San Francisco
Stephen Seelbach
Managing Director
Office of the CEO
San Francisco
Alan Cline
Senior Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Greg Myers
Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Capital & Partner Solutions
Capital & Partner Solutions
New York
Julian Bostic
Managing Director
Capital & Partner Solutions
Chicago
Godfrey Gill
Managing Director
Capital & Partner Solutions
New York
Michael Fosnaugh
Senior Managing Director
Private Equity
Chicago
James P. Hickey
Senior Managing Director
Private Equity
Chicago
Burke Norton
Senior Managing Director
Private Equity
San Francisco
Rob Rogers
Senior Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Monti Saroya
Senior Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
René Yang Stewart
Senior Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Marc Teillon
Senior Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Adrian Alonso
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Rachel Arnold
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Jamie Ford
Senior Managing Director, President of Vista Public Strategies
Public Equity
San Francisco
Ashish Shah
Managing Director
Public Equity
San Francisco
Christine Pastore
Managing Director
Capital & Partner Solutions
New York
Jeff Russell
Managing Director
Capital & Partner Solutions
New York
Pat Cronin
Vice President
Capital & Partner Solutions
San Francisco
Ryan Atlas
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Bret Bolin
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
David Bonnette
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Vincent Burkett
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Justin Cho
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Darko Dejanovic
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Kim Eaton
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Kristine Jurczyk
Managing Director
Credit
Chicago
Joshua Niedner
Managing Director
Credit
Chicago
Betty Hung
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Justin Hirsch
Senior Vice President, Strategy
Office of the CEO
San Francisco
Cheryl Cecchini Leahy
Vice President
Capital & Partner Solutions
San Francisco
Read Simmons
President
Consulting Group
Austin
Fareed Adib
Chief Technology Officer, Product & Technology
Consulting Group
Austin
Rebecca Hu
Senior Vice President
Office of the CEO
Jessica Cash
Managing Director, Go-to-Market
Consulting Group
Austin
Christopher Johnson
Managing Director, Value Creation
Consulting Group
Austin
Brent Lanier
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Information & Technology
Austin
Jing Liao
Managing Director, Talent
Consulting Group
San Francisco
Kristina Mourlot
Senior Vice President
Credit
Chicago
Patrick Severson
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Jason Crichfield
Vice President, Controller
Finance
Oakland
David Jacobs
Vice President
Finance
Oakland
Justin Bentley
Director
Credit
Chicago
Cecilia Kwan
Vice President
Finance
Oakland
Pete Fisher
Director
Credit
New York
Christian Sowul
Managing Director
Private Equity
San Francisco
Jessi Marshall
Vice President
Marketing
Austin
John Stalder
Managing Director
Private Equity
San Francisco
Jeremy Muench
Managing Director, Strategy & Corporate Development
Consulting Group
Austin
Ashot Navasardyan
Director, Development
Office of the CEO
San Francisco
Nadeem Syed
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Keith Shoates
Vice President
Office of the CEO
Austin
Alexandria Stuart
Vice President
Legal & Compliance
San Francisco
Martin Taylor
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
James Zubok
Managing Director
Private Equity
Austin
Rod Aliabadi
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Nancy Whalen
Vice President
Human Resources
Austin
Greg Charte
Associate
Capital & Partner Solutions
San Francisco
Anand Anbalagan
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Ryan Mingo
Director
Credit
New York
Elizabeth Moir
Associate
Capital & Partner Solutions
San Francisco
Colin Whiteman
Vice President, Tax
Finance
Oakland
Wolf Schubert
Director
Credit
New York
Khalida Ali
Director
Diversity and Inclusion
Austin
Josh Gray
Senior Vice President, Operations
Private Equity
Chicago
Jake Hodgman
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Jamie Holden
Senior Vice President, Operations
Private Equity
Austin
Louis Marchetti
Senior Vice President, Office of the President
Private Equity
Austin
Doug Owens
Senior Vice President, Operations
Private Equity
Austin
Drew Tate
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Pat Repko
Associate
Capital & Partner Solutions
San Francisco
Ashleigh Shepherd
Associate
Capital & Partner Solutions
Austin
Daniel Boasberg
Analyst
Capital & Partner Solutions
Austin
Jeff Wilson
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
San Francisco
Stacy Clement
Director, Legal & Senior Counsel
Legal & Compliance
San Francisco
Kevin Sofield
Managing Director
Capital Markets
San Francisco
Domini Floyd
Director, Business Applications
Information & Technology
Austin
Linda Ly
Director, Accounting
Finance
Oakland
Lucy Neugart
Director
Marketing
Austin
Fiona Rees
Director, Finance
Finance
Oakland
Shannon Bracken
Vice President
Private Equity
San Francisco
Lendell Thompson
Director
Credit
Chicago
Leigha Haynes
Vice President, Fund Management
Credit
Chicago
Jack Dillon
Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Robert F. Smith
Senior Managing Director, Founder, Chairman, & CEO
Executive
Austin
Stephen Foster
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Charles Guan
Vice President, Chief of Staff
Private Equity
San Francisco
Brian N. Sheth
Senior Managing Director,
Co-Founder,
& President
Executive
Austin
David A. Breach
Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, & Chief Legal Officer
Executive
San Francisco
Aaron Gupta
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Brian Loring
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Tyler Kellner
Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Derek Klomhaus
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Shivan Patel
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Sam Payton
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Nick Prickel
Vice President
Private Equity
San Francisco
Nicolas Stahl
Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Steven White
Vice President
Private Equity
San Francisco
Andrew Alea
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Alexander Hughes
Vice President
Credit
New York
Luke Allen
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Evan Escobedo
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Priya Saraswati
Director
Business Development
Austin
Alan Glass
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Brendan Renehan
Vice President
Credit
New York
Mikecia Clarke
Analyst
Capital & Partner Solutions
Austin
Brian Unruh
Managing Director, Finance & Administration
Consulting Group
Austin
Brenden M. Smith
Managing Director
Public Equity
San Francisco
Danny Lei
Senior Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Gursimarjit “Simi” Singh
Director, Compliance and Regulatory Counsel
Legal & Compliance
Oakland
Marc Mezzadri
Director, Head of Trading
Public Equity
San Francisco
Brooke Nakatsukasa
Senior Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
John Seni
Senior Vice President
Capital Markets
Austin
Vinay Shah
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Dan Sullivan
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Bill Bindeman
Vice President, Finance
Public Equity
San Francisco
Kojo Amarteyfio
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Kevin Andrews
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Michael Jeanblanc
Vice President
Public Equity
San Francisco
Yazhi Smith
Director
Information & Technology
Austin
Eshaan Arora
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Meredith Breach
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Thomas Lumpkin
Vice President
Public Equity
San Francisco
Conor Brown
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Luke Bucshon
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Peter Dewire
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Allyson Estey
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Alden Funk
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Will Gregory
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Tom Abernethy
Associate
Credit
Chicago
Rachel Stark
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
Finance
Oakland
Jessica Lee
Senior Associate
Office of the CEO
San Francisco
Kyle Henderson
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Jeremy Mekdhanasarn
Vice President
Public Equity
San Francisco
Rachel Ji
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Pavan Mahtani
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Dino Mavrookas
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Ryan Crabtree
Associate
Credit
Chicago
Madeline McCormick
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Annie Meyjes
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Lambros Tetoros
Associate
Public Equity
San Francisco
Nick Murley
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Amit Patel
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Franklin Reis
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Lorenzo Salazar
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Aditi Shroff
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Amanda Tyson
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Tyler Rudolph
Analyst
Office of the CEO
San Francisco
Mark Wenden
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Sanjana Das
Associate, Fund Management
Credit
Chicago
Colin Woolway
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Mendy Yang
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Anish Aggarwal
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
DJ Bailey
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Rares Barbu
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Humayra Kabir
Associate
Credit
New York
Kayla Bu
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Erica Fossum
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Adam Greene
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Nicholas Grisius
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Broderick Kelley
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
John Kettle
Analyst
Capital & Partner Solutions
Austin
Andrew Lifshitz
Analyst
Private Equity
San Francisco
Scatt Macdonald
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Mike McMullan
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Ben Oleniczak
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Marlaina Reidy
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Alex Sharata
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Anlei Tang
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Gordon Tsai
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Nathan Mullins
Associate
Credit
Chicago
Leroy Zhang
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Erin Myers
Associate, Fund Management
Credit
Chicago
Thomas Rogers
Analyst
Credit
Chicago