Our Team

Sam Payton - Senior Associate

Sam joined Vista Equity Partners in 2015. He currently works with the firm's investments in Cvent, Omnitracs, and Regulatory DataCorp.

Before joining Vista, Sam worked at Odyssey Investment Partners, where he focused on middle-market buyout investments across a range of sectors, including software and tech-enabled services. Prior to Odyssey, Sam worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he advised private equity clients on buy-side, sell-side and financing transactions.


B.A. in Economics, Duke University

M.B.A., The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University


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