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Read Simmons

President | Vista Consulting Group | Austin

Read Simmons joined Vista’s dedicated consulting organization, Vista Consulting Group, in 2018. Mr. Simmons is responsible for leading Vista’s consulting organization and accelerating the operational, growth, and talent management strategies of Vista’s portfolio.

Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Simmons worked as a Partner at Bain & Company where he served most recently as a Director in its Private Equity Practice, leading its Technology, Media, and Telecommunications vertical while also spearheading Bain’s Digital and Advanced Analytics Practice within Private Equity. During his tenure at Bain he also led numerous talent initiatives, including management of global training programs and serving as the HR Partner for Bain’s Bay Area offices. His experience in operational strategies, including product management and cloud technologies, is strengthened by his undergraduate degree from Stanford and doctorate from UC Berkeley, both in Chemical Engineering.



B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
Ph.D., in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Executive Assistant

Jill Gray