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
Administration
Oakland
Richard Atkin
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Greg Myers
Principal
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Christine Pastore
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Austin
Christopher Pietersen
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Austin
Bret Bolin
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Brent Lanier
Chief Information Officer
Administration
Austin
Gwen Reinke
Chief Compliance Officer
Administration
San Francisco
Stephen Seelbach
Chief of Staff
Administration
San Francisco
John Seni
Senior Vice President, Office of the CEO
Administration
Austin
Marybeth Schmitz
Vice President, Administration & Human Resources
Administration
Austin
David Bonnette
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Vincent Burkett
Operating Principal & Interim VCG President
Private Equity
Austin
Jamie Ford
President
Credit, Public Equity
San Francisco
Jason Crichfield
Vice President, Controller
Administration
Oakland
Alan Cline
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
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
Kristine Jurczyk
Co-Head
Credit
Chicago
Darko Dejanovic
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
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
Jessica Segal
Director
Investor Relations
San Francisco
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
Fareed Adib
Chief Technology Officer, Product & Technology Practice
Consulting Group
Austin
René Yang Stewart
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Martin Taylor
Operating Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Joshua Niedner
Co-Head
Credit
Chicago
Marc Teillon
Principal
Private Equity
San Francisco
James Zubok
Principal
Private Equity
Austin
Adrian Alonso
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Rachel Arnold
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Justin Bentley
Director
Credit
Chicago
Ryan Kubacki
Chief Growth Officer, Go-To-Market Practice
Consulting Group
Chicago
Jill Hansen
Managing Director, Finance & Accounting
Consulting Group
Austin
Ryan Atlas
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
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
Kristina Mourlot
Director
Credit
Chicago
Justin Cho
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Amanda Stewart
Senior Associate
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Jessica Lee
Associate
Office of the CEO
San Francisco
Rebecca Hu
Director, Office of the CEO
Administration
Hong Kong
Justin Hirsch
Vice President, Office of the CEO
Administration
San Francisco
David Jacobs
Vice President of Finance
Administration
Oakland
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
Capital Markets
San Francisco
Donald Park
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
John Stalder
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
San Francisco
Drew Tate
Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Cecilia Kwan
Vice President of Finance
Administration
Oakland
Rod Aliabadi
Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Bill Bindeman
Vice President of Finance
Public Equity
San Francisco
Christina Lema
General Counsel
Administration
San Francisco
Thomas Lumpkin
Vice President
Public Equity
San Francisco
Ashot Navasardyan
Director of Development, Office of the CEO
Administration
San Francisco
Keith Shoates
Vice President, Office of the CEO
Administration
Austin
Anand Anbalagan
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Susan Clark
Vice President & Chief of Staff
Private Equity
Austin
Tanner Cerand
Director of Business Development
Administration
Austin
Jack Dillon
Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Jeremy Mekdhanasarn
Vice President
Public Equity
San Francisco
Caitilin Slattery
Associate
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Lendell Thompson
Director
Credit
Chicago
Jessi Marshall
Director of Marketing
Administration
Austin
Charles Guan
Vice President & Chief of Staff
Private Equity
San Francisco
Jake Hodgman
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Jamie Holden
Operating Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Brian Loring
Vice President
Private Equity
Austin
Louis Marchetti
Vice President, Office of the President
Private Equity
Austin
Nicolas Stahl
Vice President
Private Equity
Chicago
Joseph Tinaglia
Vice President
Credit
Chicago
Rachel Stark
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
Administration
Oakland
Alexandria Stuart
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel
Administration
San Francisco
Shannon Ward
Director of Human Resources
Administration
Chicago
Nancy Whalen
Senior Human Resources Business Partner
Administration
Austin
Marc Mezzadri
Director of Operations
Public Equity
San Francisco
Eric Beckmann
Senior Associate
Public Equity
San Francisco
Steven White
Vice President
Private Equity
San Francisco
Jeff Wilson
Vice President
Private Equity
San Francisco
Shannon Bracken
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Stephen Foster
Senior Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Michael Lewandowski
Senior Associate
Credit
Chicago
Caitlin Lynch
Senior Associate
Credit
Chicago
Michael Jeanblanc
Senior Associate
Public Equity
San Francisco
Aaron Gupta
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Tyler Kellner
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Derek Klomhaus
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Shivan Patel
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Sam Payton
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Nick Prickel
Senior Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Andrew Alea
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Luke Allen
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Stacy Clement
Associate Counsel
Administration
San Francisco
Maxwell Swicegood
Senior Associate
Credit
Chicago
Eric Anderson
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Luke Bucshon
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Alex Capretta
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Evan Escobedo
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Sanjana Das
Associate, Fund Management
Credit
Chicago
Allyson Estey
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Danny Lei
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Austin Major
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Tess Michaels
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Sydney Murray
Associate
Private Equity
Chicago
Brooke Nakatsukasa
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Franklin Reis
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Vinay Shah
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Elizabeth Moir
Analyst
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Ruisi Shang
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Dan Sullivan
Associate
Private Equity
Austin
Caroline Schwanzer
Analyst
Investor Relations
San Francisco
Mark Wenden
Associate
Private Equity
San Francisco
Subham Agarwal
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Harrison Balistreri
Analyst
Private Equity
San Francisco
Meredith Breach
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Peter Dewire
Analyst
Private Equity
San Francisco
Nathan Mullins
Associate
Credit
Chicago
Kyle Henderson
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Nick Murley
Analyst
Private Equity
Chicago
Amit Patel
Analyst
Private Equity
San Francisco
Lorenzo Salazar
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Mendy Yang
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Erin Myers
Associate, Fund Management
Credit
Chicago
Calvin Zeng
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Jeff Zeren
Analyst
Private Equity
Austin
Tom Abernethy
Analyst
Credit
Chicago
Ben Rosenbaum
Analyst
Credit
Chicago