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Burke Norton

Principal | Vista Equity Partners | San Francisco

Burke Norton joined Vista Equity Partners in 2017. Mr. Norton is Co-Head of Vista Perennial Investing, with a focus on longer-term horizon opportunities.

Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Norton was Chief of Corporate and Government Affairs, Chief Legal Officer, and a member of the Executive Committee at Salesforce. While at Salesforce, he was responsible for the company’s corporate development, sales planning and strategy, information technology, legal, compliance, internal audit, government sales and government affairs teams, and led all major corporate transactions. Before his time at Salesforce, Mr. Norton worked at Expedia as a member of the Office of the Chairman, Executive Vice President, and General Counsel. Prior to Expedia, Mr. Norton was a Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he practiced M&A and securities law, representing clients in the enterprise software, software-enabled services, telecommunications, life sciences, entertainment, and e-commerce industries. Mr. Norton has executed on over 100 public and private M&A transactions and over 50 public equity offerings.

In addition to his work at Vista, Mr. Norton is Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Digital Policy Community and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.



B.A. in International Relations, Brigham Young University
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Executive Assistant

Erica Hangauer