Brian N. Sheth co-founded Vista Equity Partners with Mr. Robert F. Smith. Vista currently manages equity capital commitments of over $30Bn and oversees a portfolio of over 45 software companies that employ over 55,000 people worldwide. Mr. Sheth is the President of Vista and Vice-Chairman of the Vista Private Equity Funds’ Investment Committee. Mr. Sheth is actively involved in all of Vista’s private equity investment activity. He is also focused on the development of Vista’s personnel and the executive leadership of Vista Private Equity Funds’ portfolio companies. Under his and Mr. Smith’s leadership, Vista was named in 2016, for the second year in a row, the world’s #1 performing private equity firm, according to the HEC-Dow Jones annual ranking. In 2015, Mr. Sheth was named in both Fortune and Forbes Magazines’ “40 Under 40” lists.
Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Sheth worked at Bain Capital, where he focused on leveraged buyouts of technology companies. Mr. Sheth also previously worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions groups of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Deutsche Morgan & Grenfell Group, where he advised clients in a variety of industries, including software, hardware, semiconductors, and online media.
Mr. Sheth is a leading voice in education and conservation philanthropy through his efforts with the Sangreal Foundation, an organization he founded with his wife Adria. In addition to his responsibilities at Vista, Mr. Sheth is also a Director at MarVista Entertainment, serves as Chairman of Global Wildlife Conservation where he devotes his energy and resources to biodiversity and wildlife conservation, and is also on the Board of Directors of The GRAMMY Museum where he’s been the driver of the “Saving the Planet through Song” initiative of The GRAMMY Museum.
B.S. in Economics, Concentration in Finance, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania