Donald joined Vista Equity Partners in 2012. He is a Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for the firm’s President, Brian Sheth. In these roles, Donald helps lead private equity investments and is responsible for managing the firm's deal outreach and personnel development efforts across the private equity practice. Donald sits on the boards and is actively involved in the firm's investments in Cvent and Misys. He was also involved in the firm's investments in MicroEdge, Mitratech, PeopleAdmin, and Social Solutions.
Before joining Vista, Donald was a venture capital investor at Austin Ventures and held positions at The Blackstone Group, Primus Capital Partners, and in the investment banking department of Credit Suisse First Boston.
Donald is also active in the Austin philanthropic community, having previously served as the board chair of Citizen Generation, and currently serving as a Director at the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas.
M.B.A. in Finance and Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
A.B. in Economics, Princeton University