Brian co-founded Vista with Robert Smith in 2000 and is the firm's President. He is Vice-Chairman of the investment committee and is actively involved in the execution of all of the investment activities for the portfolio. He is also focused on the development of Vista’s personnel and executive leadership of the portfolio companies. Brian serves on, or participates on, the boards of many Vista Flagship and Foundation Fund portfolio companies.
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, Brian is also a Director at Waterfall Mobile, MarVista Entertainment, and Global Wildlife Conservation.
B.S. in Economics, Concentration in Finance, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania