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David Bonnette

Managing Director | Vista Equity Partners | Austin

David Bonnette joined Vista Equity Partners in 2017. Mr. Bonnette is a Managing Director focused on Vista’s Foundation Fund portfolio companies. Mr. Bonnette currently sits on the boards of Aptean, Khoros, Kibo, Lone Wolf, PayLease, and Sonatype. He was also actively involved with the firm’s investment in PeopleAdmin.

Prior to Vista, Mr. Bonnette was the Chief Executive Officer of Lanyon, which was merged with Cvent, another Vista portfolio company, upon Vista’s acquisition of Cvent in November 2016. Prior to joining Lanyon, Mr. Bonnette served as Chief Executive Officer at BigMachines for three years, until the time of its acquisition by Oracle. Mr. Bonnette has worked in the software industry for nearly 20 years, and prior to BigMachines, held a variety of executive roles at Oracle where he led North American organizations in ERP, CRM, and consulting. Mr. Bonnette is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization as well as serves on the advisory board and is a mentor for the Posse Foundation.



B.A. in Business Management, Keene State College
International Business, Oxford Brookes University

Executive Assistant

Emily Stephens