Our Team

Martin Taylor - Operating Principal

Martin joined Vista in 2006 and is an Operating Principal.  He is also a member of Vista's Flagship Funds' investment committee. He is responsible for driving the transformation and operational improvements of the firm's portfolio companies through leveraging the Vista Best Practices and building platforms for their deployment.  Martin is also active in portfolio executive development.  Martin currently sits on or participates in the boards of all Vista Flagship Fund portfolio companies. 

Prior to joining Vista, Martin spent over 13 years at Microsoft.  His most recent role was Corporate Vice President of Windows Live and MSN. Martin provided business leadership as well as product and marketing management for Windows Live services, MSN, and the Microsoft® Live platform. During his tenure at Microsoft, he managed corporate strategy, sales, product marketing, and various segment focused team in North America and LATAM.  Martin served as general manager of Platform Strategy at Microsoft, responsible for Windows Server System™ business strategy and competitive strategy efforts across the company. Martin also served as Chief of Staff and Director of Business Strategy, working directly for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, whom he assisted with strategic projects and long-term planning for the corporation. 

Education:

Martin attended George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

Assistant:

Casey Green
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