Our Team

David Bonnette - Operating Principal

David Bonnette joined Vista Equity Partners in January 2017. He is an Operating Principal focused on our Foundation Fund companies.

Prior to Vista, David was the Chief Executive Officer of Lanyon, which was merged with Cvent, another Vista portfolio company, upon Vista’s acquisition of Cvent in November 2016 

Prior to joining Lanyon, David served as CEO at BigMachines for three years, until the time of its acquisition by Oracle. David has worked in the software industry for nearly 20 years and prior to BigMachines, held a variety of executive roles at Oracle where he led North American organizations in ERP, CRM, and consulting.

David is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO Dallas), serves on the advisory board and is a mentor for the Posse Foundation, and is a board member of the Dallas World Affairs Council. 


B.A. in Business Management, Keene State College

International Business, Oxford Brookes University


Emily Stephens