Martin Taylor joined Vista Equity Partners in 2006 and was the initial President of Vista Consulting Group. He sits on the Vista Flagship Funds’ Investment Committee and is responsible for driving the transformation and operational improvements of the Vista Flagship Funds’ portfolio companies through leveraging the Vista Best Practices and building platforms for their deployment. Additionally, Mr. Taylor serves as a member of Vista’s Private Equity Management Committee, the firm’s governing and decision-making body for the overall management of Vista’s private equity platform. Mr. Taylor is also active in portfolio executive development. He currently serves on the boards of Aspira, DealerSocket, Integral Ad Science, Jamf (NASDAQ: JAMF), Mediaocean, MINDBODY, NAVEX, Numerator, Ping Identity (NYSE: PING) and VividSeats. In addition, Mr. Taylor is the President of OneVista, responsible for leading the OneVista executive strategy across strategic clients, portfolio companies, partners and the external directors program.
Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Taylor spent over 13 years at Microsoft. His most recent role was Corporate Vice President of Windows Live and MSN. Mr. Taylor provided business leadership as well as product and marketing management for Windows Live services, MSN and the Microsoft Live platform. During his tenure at Microsoft, he managed corporate strategy, sales, product marketing and various segment focused teams in North America and Latin America. Mr. Taylor served as General Manager of Platform Strategy at Microsoft, where he was responsible for Windows Server System business strategy and competitive strategy efforts across the company. Mr. Taylor also served as Chief of Staff and Director of Business Strategy, working directly for Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, whom he assisted with strategic projects and long-term planning for the corporation.