Our Team

Christian Sowul - Principal

Christian joined Vista Equity Partners in 2001. Christian sits on Vista's Flagship Funds' investment committee and continues to lead transaction teams in all sectors. He currently sits on the boards of Advicent, Omnitracs, Solera, Sovos Compliance and STATS. He was actively involved in Vista's investments in Applied Systems, BigMachines, Brainware, MRI Software, SER, SirsiDynix and Zywave.

Prior to joining Vista, Christian worked in the High Technology Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he advised clients in a variety of verticals including software, Internet and media, direct broadcast satellite, IT services, and telecom equipment, among others. These projects included buy-side and sell-side transactions, public market financings and other strategic advisory initiatives. Christian also worked at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, where he focused on high technology M&A investment banking, and at Generation Partners, a venture capital firm focused on technology investments.


B.S. in Economics, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude
B.S. in Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, cum laude


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