Prior to Vista, Mr. Hirsch worked at Evercore, where he advised alternative asset managers on minority investments and other strategies to meet growth objectives. He was also a member of the financial sponsors group that focused coverage on technology assets. Mr. Hirsch began his career in the principal transactions group at Macquarie Capital. Justin Cho joined Vista Equity Partners in 2005 and is currently a member of the private equity Endeavor team. He currently sits on the boards of Fusion Risk Management, RadarFirst and Tripleseat.
Mr. Gray currently sits on the boards of BigTime Software, BlueConic, Dispatch, Fusion Risk Management and Jebbit. Kim Eaton joined Vista Equity Partners in 2019 and is a member of the private equity Foundation team. Ms. Eaton currently sits on the boards of Acquia, Applause, BetterCloud, ESO Solutions, Power Factors, Quickbase, SmartBear, Tribute Technology and Vena Solutions. Before joining Vista, Mr. Flannery was a partner with Blackstone’s GSO Capital.
Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Niedner spent 14 years at Madison Capital Funding, where he was Managing Director, a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Strategy Committee, and head of the investment management group and CLO platform. Mr. Niedner also previously served as Madison’s head of loan buying and as a Team Leader, managing all facets of direct lending deal processes including origination, underwriting, structuring and portfolio management of leveraged loans across a diverse range of industries. Before his time with Madison, Mr. Niedner worked magento repricing at Bank One (now J.P. Morgan) in various groups, including middle market syndications and private placements, sponsor finance, healthcare finance, commercial lending and real estate finance. Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Fosnaugh worked in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at SG Cowen & Co., where he focused on the software, services and financial technology sectors. While at SG Cowen, Mr. Fosnaugh advised clients on buy-side and sell-side transactions, public and private equity financings, and other strategic advisory initiatives.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, Ms. Leahy worked at Merrill Lynch as an Analyst in the Investment Banking practice. Mr. Chiu is a director or trustee of the Seton Fund, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and St. James Settlement. Through the Clinton Global Initiative, Mr. Chiu launched a 2015 commitment to action, “K-12 Learning Through Global Connectivity” in language arts and STEM skills. Additional community partnerships for Mr. Chiu include Dell Seton and Ascension Seton Medical Centers in student mental health and underinsured COVID-19 pandemic patients. In 2020, Mr. Chiu’s first-ever OpEd entitled “We Must Denounce Hate Against Asian-Americans” was published in the Austin American-Statesman, which inspired the City of Austin, Texas’ Proclamation of October 1st as Asian American/Pacific Islander Community Day. Prior to joining Vista, he was a partner at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. where he founded and led capital raising and investor relations for the Asia Pacific region.
While at Financial Technology Partners, Mr. Stahl advised clients on buy-side, sell-side and recapitalization transactions in a variety of verticals, including software, insurance, healthcare, capital markets and payments. Ben Benson joined Vista Equity Partners in 2020 and is a member of the private equity Endeavor team. Mr. Benson currently sits on the boards of BlueConic, ComplySci, iN2L, OfficeSpace and Schoox.