Robert F. Smith
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners
Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. Vista currently has more than $94 billion in assets under management and oversees a portfolio of over 85 enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled companies that have more than 300 million users and employ over 90,000 people worldwide. The firm leverages private equity, permanent capital, credit and public equity strategies to build better businesses and drive digital innovation.
Smith serves on the Board of Directors for the Business Round table, the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, the Cornell Engineering College Council, and is a Founding Member of the World Economic Forum EDISON Alliance. He is Chairman of Carnegie Hall, former Chair of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights and a Founding Partner of the REFORM Alliance.