Vista Equity Partners, a global investment firm focused exclusively on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, has hired Shelby Wanstrath as managing director of corporate growth initiatives. Wanstrath will be based in Austin, Texas and report to David A. Breach, Vista’s chief operating officer and chief legal officer and a senior managing director at the Firm.
“Shelby is a strategic and creative leader who brings a wealth of experience to Vista,” said Breach. “Her operational acumen and ability to build strong partnerships that deliver positive, consistent outcomes across organizations will further accelerate our continued growth as we invest in companies that are harnessing the transformative power of digital technology. We welcome her innovative approach, passion and vision for helping our organization as we continue to grow.”
“I am thrilled to join Vista at a time when the firm’s growth is only accelerating and the rapid digitization of our world is fueling demand for enterprise software,” said Wanstrath. “Vista’s mission and the boundless potential for impact catalyzed by its technology investment platform is made possible by their commitment to a culture of excellence and innovation. I look forward to being part of an organization that leads with purpose and drawing on my LP and GP experience in partnership with the Vista team to create enduring market value for investors and all stakeholders alike.”
Wanstrath most recently served as the co-head of private equity funds at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas where she oversaw the group’s private equity funds portfolio and was a member of the private equity Investment and management committees. Prior to joining TRS in 2014, she led European private equity investments for Partner’s Group and held investment team positions at WhiteHorse Capital and Prudential Capital Group.