Fareed Adib

MD, Growth & Minority Strategies, Vista at Code.org

Fareed Adib joined Vista in 2016 and is currently Managing Director of Growth and Minority Strategies, and serves as a member of Vista’s Private Equity Management Committee, the firm’s decision-making body for matters affecting Vista’s overall private equity platform. In his current role, Mr. Adib advises on all growth and minority investing and acts as an operational professional across all Vista funds. Additionally, Mr. Adib works closely with Vista’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, Robert F. Smith, and the Capital and Partner Solutions team on strategic limited partner engagements.

His previous roles at Vista include heading the Product & Technology team and acting as the firm’s first CTO, leading firm and portfolio-wide efforts around diligence, product management, product development, cybersecurity, cloud development and artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mr. Adib also served as Interim President of Vista Consulting Group.

Mr. Adib has more than 20 years of senior technology leadership experience and was named one of “The Smartest People in Tech” by Fortune in 2011. He has a distinguished track record of building diverse, global teams while managing billion-dollar businesses for some of the world’s most impactful and iconic brands, including Google, Softbank, Sprint, Sun and IBM.

Mr. Adib has served on the board of directors for a number of technology companies. He also leads Vista’s partnership with Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups.


  • MD, Growth & Minority Strategies, Vista

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