Vista Equity Partners, Board Member
Stephen Seelbach joined Vista in 2014 and is Managing Director in the Office of the CEO. In his role, Mr. Seelbach leads Vista’s strategy in Asia, including investor-facing dialogue, portfolio company go-to-market activity and partnerships. He currently sits on the boards of Vista’s two joint ventures in Japan, NEC and Japan Cloud Computer, as well as Vista portfolio company Applause.
Mr. Seelbach is an active contributor to the firm’s international growth strategy, having led the opening of Vista’s offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. He is a member of the Asia Council of the Global Private Capital Association (GPCA) and the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association, and actively collaborates with the World Economic Forum. Prior to his current role, Mr. Seelbach was the Chief of Staff to Vista’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, Robert F. Smith, and involved in firm strategy, investor relations, operations and other cross firm and functional projects.
Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Seelbach was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong, where he led the Asia-Pacific Financial Sponsors group. He worked at Morgan Stanley for 15 years in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York, including time in the Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance groups.
Mr. Seelbach is an avid squash player and serves as the Board Chair of Squash Drive in San Francisco/Oakland and is also Deputy Board Chair of St. Luke’s Preschool in San Francisco.