Vista Equity Partners, an Austin, TX-based private equity group focused on the enterprise software space, has announced the addition of two seasoned technology executives as it works on developing the capability of perennial investments focused on long-term horizon opportunities.
The leading tech-focused PE firm has hired 25-plus year industry veteran Burke Norton as the Co-Head and Principal of Vista Perennial Investing, while Greg Myers will serve as the Global Head of Investor Relations.
Before joining Vista, Norton spent over six years at Salesforce.com in a few positions including Chief Legal Officer, Chief of Corporate and Government Affairs, Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee. He also worked at Expedia as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and a member of the Office of the Chairman, and at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he was responsible for representing technology companies in M&A and other corporate transactions. At Vista, Burke will co-lead long-term investing as the firm expands its investments in mature enterprise software companies.
Prior to Vista, Myers spent over two decades in investor relations and fundraising. Most recently, he was Partner and Senior Managing Director at Eton Park Capital Management. After starting his career at Merrill Lynch & Co., Myers held various leadership positions, including managing director at Lazard.
“Greg is well positioned to help Vista broaden and deepen its investor base at a time when we are seeing heightened demand for investing in Vista funds. We are thrilled to have him joint he firm and lead the Investor Relations team,” said Robert Smith, founder, CEO and Chairman of Vista.
Vista manages over $30 billion in cumulative capital commitments and particularly targets SaaS companies and information service and tech-enabled business providers. Last month, the private equity firm closed its largest-ever buyout fund at over $11 billion, nearly doubling the size of its previous flagship fund.