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Sam Payton

Vice President | Vista Equity Partners | Austin

Sam Payton joined Vista Equity Partners in 2015. Mr. Payton currently works with the firm’s investments in Accelya, Alegeus, Cvent, EAB, Omnitracs, PlanSource, and Xactly.

Before joining Vista, Mr. Payton worked at Odyssey Investment Partners, where he focused on middle-market buyout investments across a range of services and manufacturing sectors. Prior to Odyssey, Mr. Payton worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he advised private equity clients on buy-side, sell-side, and financing transactions across a variety of industries.


B.A. in Economics, Duke University
M.B.A., The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Executive Assistant

Dana Gray