At Filion, accountability is about ownership and initiative. This means that when a team member says they will do something, they follow through and get it done. It’s recognizing that other team members are dependent on the results of your work. It’s about open, proactive communication to keep team members informed of the status of your commitments because it has a direct impact on their ability to achieve their own commitments.
We are committed to doing the right thing — not just as a matter of marketing or positioning, but as an uncompromising stance embodied by our words and actions. Our reputation is of the upmost importance. We are quick to acknowledge our mistakes and strive to use each one as a learning situation.
The successful exploitation of new ideas is crucial to a Filion being able to improve our processes, bring improved services to market, increase our efficiency and, improve our profitability. We are determined to be innovative: questioning accepted best practices, creating new ideas, offering new approaches, and never resting on our laurels.
We believe that effective teamwork is the secret behind meaningful growth and success. Our team member are clear about team goals and individual objectives, so that individual efforts can be aligned to team efforts. We know from experience that we can achieve much more collectively than any of us could individually.
Excellence is more than just another buzz phrase. It underpins our strategy for growth. We endeavor to be the best at what we do, and to set high individual and corporate standards.
We see tremendous value in creating a well-rounded, inclusive workplace - one that is reflective of the investors we serve, the companies we acquire and the communities in which we operate. We find that diverse teams are able to solve problems faster than cognitively similar people. We, therefore, as a policy endeavor to attract talented men and women of all ethnicities, religious backgrounds and orientations.
PRIVATE EQUITY, ENDEAVOR
Alan Cline originally joined Vista Equity Partners in 2001 and has held multiple leadership roles within the company, including Co-Head of the Vista Foundation Fund for over 10 years. Today, Mr. Cline serves as Co-Head of the Vista Endeavor Fund, which focuses on investing in lower middle-market and high-growth companies and he sits on the fund’s Investment Committee. Prior to co-heading Endeavor, Mr. Cline spent over a decade serving as Co-Head of the Foundation Fund, the firm’s middle-market focused buyout fund. During this time frame, he has led or overseen nearly 100 technology transactions and has been actively involved on the board of over two dozen companies. He currently serves as a board advisor for each of the companies within the Endeavor Fund. Mr. Cline was actively involved in the firm’s investments in Accruent, AGDATA, Allocate, Aspect Communications, Autotask, BigMachines, Bullhorn, Khoros, Kibo, LogicMonitor, Lone Wolf, Main Street Hub, MircoEdge, Mitratech, Naviga, PeopleAdmin, Relias Learning, Social Solutions, SRC Software, Upserve and Zego.
Prior to rejoining Vista in 2008, Mr. Cline worked as a General Partner at Accretive, an innovative venture capital firm focused on high-growth technology-enabled service companies. Before joining Vista in 2001, Mr. Cline co-founded and served as the General Manager of Fandango, an internet-based movie ticketing business. Prior to Fandango, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Mergers & Acquisitions and High Technology groups.