Robert Smith

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Mr Robert F Smith


Robert founded Vista Equity Partners in 2000 and is the firm's Chairman and CEO. Robert was the Co-Head of the Enterprise Systems and Storage sector for Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s investment banking division.
Robert currently sits on or participates in the boards of all Vista portfolio companies. He is Chairman of the investment committee and is actively involved in Vista’s direction, investment decisions, executive development and operational strategies.
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Cornell University M.B.A., Concentration in Finance and Marketing, Columbia Business School


Private equity firm focused on investing in software and technology-enabled businesses.
Chief Executive Officer (San Francisco) (current)
From 2000