Bill Macatee

Partner, Head of Strategic Relationships

Bill first joined The Vistria Group as a Senior Advisor during the firm’s founding in 2013. He serves as a Board Member and the Lead Director for the education company, Academic Partnerships. Bill’s board experience includes Supplemental Healthcare, Full Bloom/Catapult Learning, Rock Dental Brands, and MSI, Information Services. In addition, Bill spent five years as a Senior Advisor to Austin-based, CapRidge Partners and as an Advisory Director for Investment Banking with Nomura Americas.

Bill transitioned fully to investment and private equity after a lengthy career in media where he broadcast many of the biggest events in sports, including the Masters, the US Open (tennis), the Olympics, and the NFL.

Bill served as an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University in Southern California where he taught Sports Media at the school’s prestigious Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. He currently serves on the Board of the USTA Foundation and from 2016-19 as a Trustee for the Lamar University Foundation. Bill was named Lamar University Distinguished Alumnus in 2011 and gave the Commencement Address to Lamar University’s Class of 2014. In 2018, he was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, receiving the award for Lifetime Achievement.

Bill received a B.S. from Lamar University.

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