Vice President, Vista Equity
Chapter Board - Central Texas
Lou Marchetti is a Vice President at Vista Equity Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm with over $30 billion of cumulative capital commitments. He helps to lead Vista’s new deal origination efforts.
Prior to joining Vista, Lou worked as a generalist at Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking and at Boliven, a technology-based start-up. Before his time with Boliven, Lou worked on the Policy Planning Staff for the U.S. Secretary of State, where he managed an $8 billion portfolio of U.S. investments and helped to lead a restructuring of the $20 billion U.S. foreign aid investment program. Prior to that, Lou was an M&A focused investment banker at Morgan Joseph & Co. He is also a Term Member on the Council of Foreign Relations and currently sits on the Board of the Central Texas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Lou attended the University of North Carolina, where he received a BS in Business Administration, played football and was awarded the Jim Tatum Award, given to the top senior football scholar-athlete in Atlantic Coast Conference. He later received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Joseph Wharton Fellowship and was selected as the 2009 Commencement Speaker.