Vista Equity Partners has named Thomas E. Hogan as an operating managing director for the firm’s flagship fund. Hogan’s career includes serving as executive vice president of sales and marketing at IBM. He was also the chairman and CEO of Kony until the company was acquired by Temenos.
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, today announced that Thomas E. Hogan has joined the Firm as an Operating Managing Director in Vista’s Flagship Fund.
Hogan’s career spans nearly four decades at some of the most successful enterprises in the technology field, including IBM where he began his career, and HP where he served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing following four years as Executive Vice President of Software. Starting in 2014, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kony for nearly six years until the company was acquired by Temenos, a Swiss banking software provider. Hogan also served as President and CEO of Vignette, a publicly traded software company specializing in enterprise content management, for four years and completed a two-year stint at Siebel Systems as the Senior Vice President of Sales where he helped guide a quadrupling of revenues and bookings.
“Tom brings an extraordinary set of experiences at the highest levels of the technology and software sectors, with a deep understanding of how to build and grow world-class software companies,” said Michael Fosnaugh, Co-Head of the Vista Flagship Fund and Senior Managing Director at Vista. “His knowledge and insight, combined with earned stature as a leader in his field, will be invaluable as we continue our work investing and fostering growth in our global portfolio of companies that are advancing the digitization of all industries. We are pleased to welcome Tom to the Vista family.”
“I have been fortunate to work with some of the most iconic brands in technology and software,” said Hogan. “Vista has established itself as the clear leader in enabling the transformative power of software. I am pleased to join a world-class team of investment and operating professionals committed to extending their proven track record of success and leadership.”
Hogan will work with the Flagship Fund which invests in middle-market and large cap enterprise software, data and technology-enabled companies. In his role as Operating Managing Director, he will partner with Vista’s portfolio of companies to build enduring market value through operational excellence, product superiority and sustainable growth strategies. Hogan is also currently on the Board of Citrix Systems, a publicly held leader in networking and “work from anywhere” software and solutions.
About Vista Equity Partners
Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $73 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2020. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, permanent capital, credit, and public equity strategies, bringing an approach that prioritizes creating enduring market value for the benefit of its global ecosystem of investors, companies, customers and employees. Vista’s investments are anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions and proven, flexible management techniques that drive sustainable growth. Vista believes the transformative power of technology is the key to an even better future – a healthier planet, a smarter economy, a diverse and inclusive community and a broader path to prosperity. Further information is available at vistaequitypartners.com. Follow Vista on LinkedIn, @Vista Equity Partners, and on Twitter, @Vista_Equity.