Watch videos of Robert F. Smith’s interviews, speeches and panel discussions on topics ranging from his philanthropic goals to uplifting underserved communities and the future of the digital economy.



Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder and Executive Chairman of S4 Capital PLC interviewed Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners in April, 2021. In this first video segment, Smith talked about his early influences, such as family and community. Sorrell asked Smith to talk about his personal experiences of racism in America and how that impacted his choices in business and philanthropy.

Robert F. Smith spoke at a Town Hall meeting hosted virtually by Eagle Academies. Smith responded to students’ questions and talked about his own experiences attending school in Denver, Colorado.

Fund II Foundation, a nonprofit organization for which Robert F. Smith serves as founding director and President, provides tools to underserved individuals to realize their leadership through its Cradle to Greatness framework.

The ability to drive meaningful change comes from people who hold positions of power and specifically larger companies. Robert F. Smith discusses racial equity and creating systems that develop and encourage success for people from all backgrounds in business.

Robert F. Smith reflects on the impact his parents had on him and the Denver community where he grew up. Specifically Smith explains how they inspired his love for education and willingness to fight to create a better society for underserved populations.