PRIVATE EQUITY BILLIONAIRE: FOUNDER, VISTA EQUITY PARTNERS
My training as a chemical engineer sharpened my passion for complex systems—for understanding them, deconstructing them and finding their equilibrium. But while I found beauty in the absolute truth of machines in the classroom, I found purpose in the messiness of human interactions in the real world. Whatever drives us, we all derive happiness from finding purpose. We find joy in thinking, doing and discovering—in improving people’s lives and catalyzing positive change in the world. And in this age of intellectual capital, where brainpower is the world’s most valued currency, the opportunity to find purpose—and create value that aligns with our values—has never been greater.