Our Team

Jamie Ford - President of Credit and Public Equity

Jamie joined Vista in 2000 and is the firm’s President of Credit and Public Equity. Jamie helped found and currently manages the firm’s credit platform (“Vista Credit Opportunities” or “VCO”) and the firm’s public equity platform (“Vista Public Strategies” or “VPS”). In addition, Jamie is a member of the Credit Committee for VCO, the Advisory Board for VPS and the firm’s Compliance Committee. Previously Jamie served as the firm’s COO. Jamie was also actively involved in Vista’s investments in The Active Network, DealerSocket, TIBCO, Websense, Ventyx, P2 Energy Solutions, SER, SourceNet Solutions, SRC Software, Aspect Communications, Turaz and Accero.

Prior to joining Vista, Jamie worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he advised clients in a variety of industries including consumer products, chemicals, energy and power, and media. These projects included buy-side and sell-side transactions and other strategic advisory initiatives. In addition to his work at Vista, Jamie is also a Director of SquashDrive, a non-profit after school enrichment program.

Education:

B.A. in Economics, Amherst College, magna cum laude

Assistant:

Katie Stout
(415) 765-7060