Our Team

Stephen Seelbach - Chief of Staff

Stephen Seelbach joined Vista Equity Partners in 2013 and is the Chief of Staff for the firm’s Chairman and CEO, Robert F Smith. In this role Stephen is involved with firm strategy, operations, investor relations, corporate communications and other projects.

Previously Stephen was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong where he ran the Asia-Pacific Financial Sponsors Group. This group was responsible for investment banking coverage of private equity funds in Asia excluding Japan. Stephen helped start this group in 2005 and previously worked in roles in the M&A and corporate finance groups in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. Stephen worked at Morgan Stanley for 15 years, 13 of those in Asia. 

Stephen graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with degrees in Political Science and French and an International Relations Certificate. He is an avid squash player and serves on the International Board of the National Urban Squash and Education Association as well as the board of Squash Drive in San Francisco. 


B.A. in Political Science, Amherst College, magna cum laude
B.A. in French, Amherst College, magna cum laude
International Relations Certificate, Amherst College


Valerie Young
(415) 765-7030