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Mr. Stephen J. Davis, J.D. is a Partner at Banneker Partners. Mr. Davis founded Banneker Partners in 2010. In 2000, he Co-Founded and was a Principal at Vista Equity Partners. While there from 2000 to 2009, he led the acquisition of several software companies. Before joining Vista Equity Partners, he focused on leveraged buyout transactions at Credit Suisse First Boston. As a Vice President in the Leveraged Finance Group, he worked on several debt-financed acquisitions and public and private market exits for financial sponsors in a variety of industries. He served as Principal of Vista Equity Fund III, L.P. He has been a Director of Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. since February 2012. He served on the Boards of Applied Systems, BigMachines, Inc., Craig/is Ltd., Petroleum Place, SER, and Ventyx, Inc. Mr. Davis received a B.A. in Economics from Carleton College and a J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Columbia University, where he graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.