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
 
John Warnken-Brill
Chief Financial Officer
Finance
Oakland
David Flannery
Principal & President
Credit
New York City
Brent Lanier
Chief Information Officer
Information & Technology
Austin
Christina Lema
General Counsel
Legal & Compliance
San Francisco
Gwen Reinke
Chief Compliance Officer
Legal & Compliance
San Francisco
Read Simmons
President
Consulting Group
Austin
Rachel Arnold
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
Justin Cho
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Greg Myers
Principal
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Julian Bostic
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Chicago
Christine Pastore
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Austin
Alan Cline
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Darko Dejanovic
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Kristine Jurczyk
Principal & Co-Head
Credit
Chicago
Christopher Pietersen
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Austin
Stephen Seelbach
Chief of Staff
Office of the CEO
San Francisco
Joshua Niedner
Principal & Co-Head
Credit
Chicago
Kristina Mourlot
Senior Vice President
Credit
Chicago
Jeff Russell
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Chicago
Fareed Adib
Chief Technology Officer, Product & Technology Practice
Consulting Group
Austin
Marybeth Schmitz
Senior Vice President
Administration & Human Resources
Austin
Jamie Ford
Principal
Private Equity
San Francisco
Jamie Ford
Principal & President
Public Equity
San Francisco
Michael Fosnaugh
Principal
Private Equity
Chicago
James P. Hickey
Principal
Private Equity
Chicago
Betty Hung
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Burke Norton
Principal
Private Equity
San Francisco
Rob Rogers
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Jessica Segal
Director
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Pat Cronin
Vice President
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Jessica Lee
Senior Associate
Office of the CEO
San Francisco
Monti Saroya
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Justin Bentley
Director
Credit
Chicago
John Seni
Senior Vice President
Office of the CEO
Austin
Jason Crichfield
Vice President, Controller
Finance
Oakland
Rebecca Hu
Director
Office of the CEO
Hong Kong
Justin Hirsch
Vice President
Office of the CEO
San Francisco
David Jacobs
Vice President
Finance
Oakland
Patrick Severson
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Lendell Thompson
Director
Credit
Chicago
Cecilia Kwan
Vice President
Finance
Oakland
Christian Sowul
Principal
Private Equity
San Francisco
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
Caitlin Fiordirosa
Vice President
Credit
Chicago
John Stalder
Principal
Private Equity
San Francisco
René Yang Stewart
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Nadeem Syed
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Martin Taylor
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Marc Teillon
Principal
Private Equity
San Francisco
Amanda Stewart
Senior Associate
Investor Relations
San Francisco
James Zubok
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Rod Aliabadi
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Adrian Alonso
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Ryan Atlas
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Louis Marchetti
Senior Vice President, Office of the President
Private Equity
Austin
Donald Park
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Leigha Haynes
Vice President, Fund Management
Credit
Chicago
Drew Tate
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Jeff Wilson
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
San Francisco
Anand Anbalagan
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Shannon Bracken
Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Susan Clark
Vice President & Chief of Staff
Private Equity
Austin
Alexander Hughes
Vice President
Credit
New York City
Jack Dillon
Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Christopher Johnson
Managing Director, Value Creation Practice
Consulting Group
Austin
Courtney Preston
Executive Director, Operations & Events
Consulting Group
Austin
Mark Ralls
Managing Director, Business Operations
Consulting Group
Austin
Brendan Renehan
Vice President
Credit
New York City
Stephen Foster
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Elizabeth Moir
Associate
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Jessi Marshall
Vice President
Marketing
Austin
Ashot Navasardyan
Director of Development
Office of the CEO
San Francisco
Keith Shoates
Vice President
Office of the CEO
Austin
Ashish Shah
Co-Head of Vista Public Strategies
Public Equity
San Francisco
Brenden M. Smith
Co-Head of Vista Public Strategies
Public Equity
San Francisco
Kevin Sofield
Principal
Capital Markets
San Francisco
Charles Guan
Vice President & Chief of Staff
Private Equity
San Francisco
Aaron Gupta
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Jake Hodgman
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Jaron Brass
Director, IT Infrastructure & Operations
Firm Operations & Administration
Austin
Jamie Holden
Operating Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Bill Bindeman
Vice President of Finance
Public Equity
San Francisco
Stacy Clement
Director of Legal, Senior Counsel
Legal & Compliance
San Francisco
Michael Jeanblanc
Vice President
Public Equity
San Francisco
Linda Ly
Director of Accounting
Finance
Oakland
Willson Rasavongxay
Director, Compliance
Legal & Compliance
Chicago
Tyler Kellner
Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Brian Loring
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Shivan Patel
Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Thomas Lumpkin
Vice President
Public Equity
San Francisco
Fiona Rees
Director of Finance
Firm Operations & Administration
San Francisco
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
Derek Klomhaus
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Brooke Nakatsukasa
Senior Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Michael Lewandowski
Senior Associate
Credit
Chicago
Rachel Stark
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
Finance
Oakland
Alexandria Stuart
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel
Legal & Compliance
San Francisco
Nancy Whalen
Senior Human Resources Business Partner
Human Resources
Austin
Sam Payton
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Jeremy Mekdhanasarn
Vice President
Public Equity
San Francisco
Luke Allen
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Kojo Amarteyfio
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Eric Anderson
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Conor Brown
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Maxwell Swicegood
Senior Associate
Credit
Chicago
Rick Brubaker
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Tom Abernethy
Associate
Credit
Chicago
Luke Bucshon
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Marc Mezzadri
Director of Operations
Public Equity
San Francisco
Peter Dewire
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Evan Escobedo
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Allyson Estey
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Alan Glass
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Will Gregory
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Kyle Henderson
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Danny Lei
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Austin Major
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Colin Whiteman
Director of Tax
Finance
Oakland
Dino Mavrookas
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Sanjana Das
Associate, Fund Management
Credit
Chicago
Nick Murley
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Franklin Reis
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Vinay Shah
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Aditi Shroff
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Dan Sullivan
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Nathan Mullins
Associate
Credit
Chicago
Mark Wenden
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Colin Woolway
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Mendy Yang
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Subham Agarwal
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Meredith Breach
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Adam Greene
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Broderick Kelley
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Pat Repko
Analyst
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Cindy Kurt
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Andrew Lifshitz
Analyst
Private Equity
San Francisco
Mike McMullan
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Annie Meyjes
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Ben Oleniczak
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Amit Patel
Analyst
Private Equity
San Francisco
Lorenzo Salazar
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Erin Myers
Associate, Fund Management
Credit
Chicago
Alex Sharata
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Ryan Crabtree
Analyst
Credit
Chicago
Thomas Rogers
Analyst
Credit
Chicago
Jeff Zeren
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Ben Rosenbaum
Analyst
Credit
Chicago