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Martin Taylor

Operating Principal | Vista Equity Partners | Austin

Martin Taylor joined Vista Equity Partners in 2006 and was the initial President of Vista Consulting Group. Mr. Taylor sits on the Flagship Funds’ Investment Committee. He is responsible for driving the transformation and operational improvements of the Vista Flagship Funds’ portfolio companies through leveraging the Vista Best Practices and building platforms for their deployment. Mr. Taylor is also active in portfolio executive development. As Operating Principal, Mr. Taylor currently sits on or participates in the boards of all Vista Flagship Fund portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Taylor spent over 13 years at Microsoft. His most recent role was Corporate Vice President of Windows Live and MSN. Mr. Taylor provided business leadership as well as product and marketing management for Windows Live services, MSN, and the Microsoft Live platform. During his tenure at Microsoft, he managed corporate strategy, sales, product marketing, and various segment focused teams in North America and Latin America. Mr. Taylor served as General Manager of Platform Strategy at Microsoft, responsible for Windows Server System business strategy and competitive strategy efforts across the company. Mr. Taylor also served as Chief of Staff and Director of Business Strategy, working directly for Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, whom he assisted with strategic projects and long-term planning for the corporation.

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Casey Green
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