Managing Director, Co-Founder
Don Dixon is a Managing Director of Trident Capital and co-founded the firm in 1993. At Trident, he focuses on investments in IT Security, Business Services, Financial Payments, and Enterprise Software. He brings his expertise, experience and network to each of his portfolio companies and has helped many to become industry leaders, including Qualys, Merchant e-Solutions, Bytemobile and CSG Systems.
Currently, Don serves as a director of 2Checkout, Advanced Payment Solutions, Amprius, Odyssey Logistics, Qualys (QLYS), SivaPower, Tiandi Energy and Top Image Systems. He is also on the investment committee of Mustang Ventures, an affiliated China fund of Trident Capital Fund VI. Recently, AlwaysOn recognized Don’s investment success on its “Venture Capital 100” list.
Don’s past directorships include AccountNow (acquired by Green Dot), Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), Anasazi Inc. (acquired by Pegasus Solutions), Bank of America Merchant Services (BPI), BlueStar Solutions (acquired by ACS), ByteMobile (acquired by Citrix), CSG Systems (CSGS), eGistics (acquired by Top Image Systems), Epicor Software Corporation (EPIC), Epoch Partners (acquired by Goldman Sachs), Evolving Systems (EVOL), Infotrieve (acquired by Copyright Clearance Corporation), InfoUSA (IUSA), Merchant e-Solutions (acquired by Cielo), Pegasus Systems (PEGS), Signio (acquired by Verisign), Sygate Technologies (acquired by Symantec), Unison Software (acquired by IBM), XRS Corp. (acquired by Omnitracs), Neohapsis (acquired by Cisco), and RoyaltyShare.
In addition to his board work for Trident, Don is Co-Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership.
From 1988 to 1993, Don was Co-President of Partech International, a private equity fund associated with Banque Paribas. Prior to Partech, he was a Managing Director of Alex. Brown & Sons. Earlier in his career, Don was a Vice President of Morgan Stanley & Co. and a Senior Account Officer at Citibank, N.A.
Raised in New Jersey, Don earned his B.S.E. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Outside of Trident, he enjoys skiing, golf, traveling with his family and supporting the United States Marine Corps.