“Vista honors our shareholders by delivering good work that creates great values in the communities that we serve.”
Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners (Vista), joins the podcast to share how the firm’s focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) shapes its investment strategy and the success of its portfolio. Robert and host Sarah Williamson discuss Vista’s approach to value creation for its companies, how digital inclusion propels the global economy forward, the importance of STEM education and long-term profitability.
About Robert F. Smith
Robert F. Smith is a renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded Vista in 2000. Aside from his business endeavors, Smith regularly supports organizations and institutions that expand educational and professional advancement opportunities for African Americans, other minority groups and women.
About Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a global investment firm that exclusively invests in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled companies, through a range of strategies including private equity, permanent capital, credit and public equity. The investment firm operates in offices throughout the United States, including Austin, Chicago, Oakland, New York and San Francisco.