David serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer for Vista. David is a Principal of the Firm and also serves on the Firm’s Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Vista, David was a senior Corporate partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where his practice focused on the representation of private equity funds in all aspects of their business. David was a member of Kirkland’s 15 person Global Executive Management Committee and was a founding partner of Kirkland’s San Francisco office. During his tenure at Kirkland, the firm’s Northern California practice grew to approximately 130 lawyers. David received numerous professional accolades while at Kirkland, including being named a “Law 360 MVP of the Year” for Private Equity in 2013 and being a Chambers “Tier 1” rated lawyer for Private Equity M&A.
David is a member of the California, Illinois and Michigan Bar Associations.
B.B.A. in Marketing, Eastern Michigan University
J.D., University of Michigan, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif