Brian Sheth co-founded Vista Equity Partners, one of the world’s leading technology investment firms, with Robert Smith in 2000 and is the firm’s President. Vista is a U.S.-based investment firm with offices in Austin, Chicago and San Francisco, with more than $26 billion in cumulative capital commitments, and oversees a portfolio of over 30+ software companies that employ over 30,000 employees worldwide. Sheth is Vice-Chairman of the investment committee and is actively involved inall of the firm’s investment activities. He is also focused on the development of Vista’s personnel and executive leadership of the portfolio companies.
Brian sits on the boards of many companies within the Vista portfolio,including: ActiveNetwork, Advicent, Aptean, Autotask, DealerSocket, Forcepoint(formerly Web-sense,Raytheon), Mediaocean, STATS, VividSeats, Bullhorn, Greenway, and others.
Prior to joining Vista, Brian worked at Bain Capital, where he focused on leveraged buyouts of technology companies.Brian also previously worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Groups at Goldman, Sachs& Co. and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, where he advised clients in a variety of industries, including software, hardware, semiconductors, and online media. In addition to his responsibilities at Vista, he is recognized broadly for his philanthropic efforts and contributions to the arts, environmental conservation, sciences, and education. Brian also serves on the Board of Directors of The GRAMMY Museum, MarVista Entertainment, and as Chairman for Global Wildlife Conservation. Brian received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The University of Pennsylvania.