Kim Eaton is an Operating Managing Director at Vista Equity Partners, a market-leading investment firm that specializes in investments in the software, data, & technology industries. She currently serves on the board of Applause Software, Acquia, Dealer Socket, Quickbase, SmartBear, and Tribute Technologies.
Kim was previously CEO of Aptean, leading the successful M&A strategy & execution of seventeen acquisitions, adding substantial revenue and profit growth to the business, along with driving significant improvements in employee engagement and customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Aptean, Kim was the President and General Manager of the Hospitality & Travel business at NCR.
Kim is an active mentor and is involved with several philanthropies, including the Pathbuilders Achieva program, and the Young Men’s Service League. In 2016, Kim was recognized as a Women of the Year finalist by Women in Technology – Atlanta.
Arthur Johnson is the Chief Strategy Officer at Pure Storage. In this role, he is chartered with driving the company’s overall corporate strategy, M&A and strategic planning activities to accelerate the company’s growth.
Prior to joining Pure Storage, Arthur was the Founding Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development and Global Partnerships at Twilio. Before joining Twilio, Arthur was a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he worked with over 40 high-growth portfolio companies. Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Arthur was the Chief Operating Officer for Cisco WebEx, a $1B revenue division with over 3,000 employees. Other roles include Vice President, Corporate Development at Intuit and leading Hewlett Packard’s Software Division’s Strategic Planning group. Arthur began his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs.
In addition to Quickbase, Arthur currently serves on the Board of Directors of Genesys, a Hellman & Friedman and Primera owned company.
Arthur holds a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Los Angeles (where he was a scholarship athlete in baseball) and a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Javier Polit is the Chief Information & Integrated Business Services Officer at Mondelēz International, Inc., the leading snacking company in the world. A highly accomplished global senior executive with a proven track record of developing business and IT strategy while leading digital transformations for global multinational companies including The Coca-Cola Company, The Procter & Gamble Company and Mondelēz International Inc. Javier has led large scale transformational agendas with business partners collaborating in defining demand areas and value realization. Additionally, he is an industry proven diversity and inclusion leader, leveling the gender diversity playing field and helping Hispanics excel in academics and business. Javier has established government and academic relationships in many countries to further build educational curriculum and establish recruiting pipelines.
Javier currently serves on the board of Dell Technologies, AT&T Executive Customer Council, ServiceNow, Salesforce Information Technology Council, CNBC Technology Executive Council, eBest Software Company Advisory Board, and the University of Miami President’s Advisory Council.
Javier was recognized as one of Hispanic Business Magazine’s Top 25 Corporate Elite and as a Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) Top 100 IT Leader.
Javier is a graduate of Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and has earned a Masters in Business Administration from Purdue University, a Masters in International Management from Budapest University of Economic Sciences, a Masters in International Business Administration from Tilburg University in The Netherlands, a Masters in Science Computer Information Systems from Barry University, and a Bachelors in Business Administration Management Information Systems from University of Miami.
Shannon Bracken joined Vista Equity Partners in 2015. Shannon currently works with the firm’s investments in EagleView, Mindbody, Numerator, Pluralsight, Salesloft, Quickbase and Vivid Seats. She sits on the boards of Drift, EagleView, Mindbody, Pipedrive, Pluralsight, Salesloft and Quickbase, and was actively involved in the firm’s investments in Finastra, Khoros, Marketo and Tripleseat.Prior to joining Vista, Shannon worked at Perella Weinberg Partners in the Restructuring and General Mergers and Acquisitions group. While at Perella Weinberg, Shannon worked in verticals including gaming, retail, financial services and energy, among others. These projects included debtor and creditor side restructurings, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic advisory initiatives. Before her time with Perella Weinberg, Shannon worked at CIBC World Markets in capital markets. Prior to CIBC World Markets, Shannon worked at RBC Capital Markets.
Shannon earned her B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College.
Paul von Autenried is the executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at Bristol Myers Squibb, a global biopharmaceutical company, where he leads the Information Technology function. Throughout his experiences in domestic and international high-tech, consumer packaged goods, and biopharmaceuticals companies, Paul has dedicated his career to strategically leverage information technology and digital innovation to drive superior performance.
Additionally, he is a member of the board of directors of Quickbase, a Cambridge, MA-based software company held by Vista Equity Partners, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Penn Medicine Princeton Healthcare System, and a member of the President’s Leadership Council at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Before joining Bristol Myers Squibb, Paul held positions with Kraft General Foods, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM.
Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology. He has also completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School and the Program for Leadership Development at IMD in Switzerland. He mentors aspiring CIOs and has been an active sponsor and guest lecturer for the Society of Information Management.
Ed Jennings joined Quickbase as chief executive officer in May 2020 and has a proven track record of accelerating enterprise growth for SaaS leaders. His unique strengths combine innovative market strategies, velocity sales leadership, and extraordinary team building.
Prior to joining Quickbase, Ed was chief operating officer at Mimecast, where he was responsible for the global marketing, sales and services teams and helped bring the company public in 2015. Under his leadership, Mimecast expanded its footprint into the enterprise space, grew its annual revenue from $82M to over $400M in four years, and scaled the team from 350 employees to 1,800, while expanding offices internationally.
In addition to his recent role at Mimecast, Ed has held marketing leadership roles at PTC and Veracode; at the latter, he defined the go-to-market strategy that enabled the company to quadruple revenues during his nearly four-year tenure. Veracode was sold to Computer Associates in 2017. He also has served as CEO for SaaS workflow solution Copanion that was acquired by Drake Software in 2010.
Ed is on the advisory board of Ten Eleven Ventures and the Cyber Resilience Think Tank. He is a regular speaker on a range of digital transformation and technology topics at Gartner, Forrester and FS-ISAC conferences.
Ed is a graduate of Boston College and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
Rod Aliabadi joined Vista in 2008 and sits on the Vista Flagship Funds’ Investment Committee. Rod sits on the boards of Acquia, EAB, Integral Ad Science, Mediaocean, Numerator, Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), Quickbase, and TripleLift. He was also involved in Vista’s investments in Aderant, BigMachines, Forcepoint, Mitratech, Relias Learning, SirsiDynix, Stats Perform, SumTotal, TIBCO and Websense.
Prior to joining Vista, Rod worked at the Stanford Genome Technology Center focusing on the development of nanotechnology-driven diagnostics. During his time at Stanford, Rod became involved with the creation and spin-out of NextBio, a provider of SaaS-based products for integrating corporate and public data from sequencing and microarray technologies (acquired by Illumina in 2013).
Rod earned his B.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.