Kevin Barber Joins Vistara as Associate Partner

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We are pleased to introduce Kevin Barber as Associate Partner and the newest senior member of the Vistara Growth team. Kevin joins us with over 25 years of experience as a lender, investor, and operator in technology and healthcare arenas.

Kevin was most recently the co-founder and lead partner of the private credit group at Sun Mountain Capital, a Santa Fe, NM based alternative investment manager where he spearheaded its growth lending strategy, concentrating on expansion-stage technology companies in the western US.

Prior to this, Kevin was a Managing Director at Columbia Pacific Advisors in Seattle, where he co-managed a private credit fund focused on growth capital loans for technology, healthcare, and business services companies. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at Comerica Bank, lending to venture-backed technology companies in the western US.  He also served as a General Partner at Northwest Venture Associates and held corporate finance roles at Visio Software and Hewlett Packard.

Kevin will be a member of Vistara’s senior investment team, leveraging his longstanding relationships with entrepreneurs and venture funds, and expertise as an investor and operator.

We are excited to have Kevin join our team at this time of accelerated growth of the Vistara platform”, said Randy Garg, Founder and Managing Partner.  “Kevin’s extensive experience will greatly assist us as we complete our fundraising and add new portfolio companies with our latest Fund V, manage our existing companies through to realizations, and as another senior mentor to our talented team of future leaders at Vistara.

About Vistara Growth

Vistara Growth provides highly flexible growth debt and equity solutions to leading technology companies across North America. Founded, managed, and funded by seasoned technology finance and operating executives, “Vistara” (Sanskrit for “expansion”) is focused on enabling growth for the ambitious entrepreneurs we invest in, our investors, our people, and the communities we operate in.  For more information, send us a message by contacting us here.

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