James Ford joined Vista Equity Partners in 2000 and is Vista’s President of Credit and Public Equity. Mr. Ford helped found and currently manages Vista Credit Opportunities and Vista Public Strategies. In addition, Mr. Ford is a member of the VCO Credit Committee, the Vista Public Equity Fund’s Advisory Board, and Vista’s Compliance Committee. Previously, Mr. Ford served as Vista’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ford was also actively involved in Vista Private Equity Fund’s investments in Accero, Aspect Communications, DealerSocket, P2 Energy Solutions, TIBCO, Turaz, Websense, Ventyx, SER, SourceNet Solutions, SRC Software, and The Active Network.
Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Ford worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions group of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he advised clients in a variety of industries, including consumer products, chemicals, energy and power, and media. These projects included buy-side and sell-side transactions and other strategic advisory initiatives.
B.A. in Economics, Amherst College, magna cum laude
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