VP, Office of CEO, Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners
Keith Shoates joined Vista Equity Partners in 2018. Shoates is responsible for integrating strategic planning, operations, corporate communications, and corporate initiatives in support of the firm’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Robert F. Smith.
Prior to joining Vista, Shoates worked as a Director at Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI), where he built the firm’s portfolio in Northern Virginia. His primary focus was delivery of enterprise information technology solutions for federal agencies of the United States government, with an emphasis on the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. Before joining IAI, Shoates served 24 years in the United States Air Force as an acquisition and project management specialist for information technology, satellite, communications, and command and control systems before retiring in 2011 at the rank of colonel. Shoates is a member of the Information Technology (IT) Advisory Committee for the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC). Composed of senior representatives of IT companies, this committee collaborates with NVCC to define curriculum and programs to develop an enduring pipeline of qualified IT professionals to meet the needs of IT companies within the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. He is the founding director and President of A View From Grace Foundation, which is dedicated to improving financial literacy, with an emphasis on continuous education, personal financial planning, debt reduction, and 529 College Savings Plans for individuals and families.