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Brenden Smith - Co-Head of Vista Public Strategies

Brenden Smith joined Vista Equity Partners in 2014. 

Prior to joining Vista, Brenden was the Founder and Portfolio Manager at Cypress Capital Management, a technology-media-telecom (TMT) long/short equity hedge fund.  Previously, Brenden was a Partner at Neuberger Berman Technology Management, a TMT long/short equity hedge fund. Prior to that, Brenden served as the Global Technology Analyst and a Partner at Partner Fund Management, a diversified global hedge fund and was an analyst at WRCM. Prior to that, Brenden worked in the Global Investment Research Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was a lead analyst covering Enterprise Systems, Storage and Infrastructure Software. Brenden also co-founded the firm’s Technology Market Strategy research team. 


B.A. in Political Science (International Relations), Yale University


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