Robert F. Smith

Co-Founder at Vista Equity Partners Management LLC

Robert F. Smith

Robert F. Smith

Co-Founder at Vista Equity Partners Management LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

REFORM Alliance
Vista Equity Partners Management LLC
Lincoln Hills Cares

RelSci Relationships

6796

Primary Location

San Francisco, CA, United States

Number of Boards

44

Birthday

1962 - Colorado

Age

58

Number of Awards

7

Estimated Net Worth

$2.5B

Interests

Reading, Fly-fishing, Music, Philanthropy, Cars

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Co-Founder at Sangreal Foundation

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Senior Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer at Vista Equity Partners Management LLC

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Managing Director, Private Equity, Flagship at Vista Equity Partners Management LLC

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Senior Managing Director, Permanent Capital at Vista Equity Partners Management LLC

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Managing Director, Private Equity, Foundation at Vista Equity Partners Management LLC

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Senior Managing Director, Private Equity, Flagship at Vista Equity Partners Management LLC

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Vice President, Public Equity at Vista Equity Partners Management LLC

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Senior Managing Director, President of VISTA Public Strategies, Public Equity at Vista Equity Partners Management LLC

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Managing Director, Private Equity, Flagship at Vista Equity Partners Management LLC

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Senior Managing Director, Private Equity, Flagship at Vista Equity Partners Management LLC

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Robert F. Smith
Co-Founder at Vista Equity Partners Management LLC
Education
B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

MBA in Finance & Marketing with Honors

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Memberships
Member
2017 - Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Member
Current

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects people with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange. A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality. Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.

Career History
Founding Partner
2019 - Current
Co-Founder
2000 - Current

Vista Equity Partners is a U.S.-based investment firm with offices in Austin, Chicago, New York City, Oakland, and San Francisco with more than $52 billion in cumulative capital commitments. Vista exclusively invests in software, data, and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams. As a value-added investor with a long-term perspective, Vista contributes professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies to realize their full potential. Vista’s investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity.

Co-Founder
Current
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K - $200K
2018

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco's mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.BGCSF are part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a nation-wide affiliation of more than 1,000 locally controlled organizations serving 3 million youth nationwide.

$50K - $100K
2017

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco's mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.BGCSF are part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a nation-wide affiliation of more than 1,000 locally controlled organizations serving 3 million youth nationwide.

$50K - $100K
2016

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco's mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.BGCSF are part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a nation-wide affiliation of more than 1,000 locally controlled organizations serving 3 million youth nationwide.

Political Donations
$2,600
2014

Representative from California's 43rd Congressional District

$250
2013
$275
2013
Transactions
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JAMF Holding Corp. issued USD Common Stock USD Common Stock

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Vista Equity Partners Management LLC, Accelya Holding World SL purchase Farelogix, Inc.

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Vista Credit Opportunities Fund I LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH THE POWER OF DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS.

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Entertainment Data Oracle, Inc. provides precise data analysis for media professionals to achieve stronger business results. Its products include TV Ad database, TV Ad engagement and box office. The company was founded in 2015 by Daniel J. Nader, James W. Breyer and Edward Norton and is headquartered in Culver City, CA.

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Vista Equity Partners is a U.S.-based investment firm with offices in Austin, Chicago, New York City, Oakland, and San Francisco with more than $52 billion in cumulative capital commitments. Vista exclusively invests in software, data, and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams. As a value-added investor with a long-term perspective, Vista contributes professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies to realize their full potential. Vista’s investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity.

Awards & Honors
Rank #814
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #688
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #268
2015
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Events
Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

Speaker
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2013 Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference

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