Evangelos Simoudis

Evangelos Simoudis

Senior Advisor

After 9 years as a Managing Director with Trident Capital where he focused on internet and software investments, Evangelos has transitioned to the role of Senior Advisor to the firm. Evangelos is a recognized thought leader and frequent speaker on SaaS, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence, and Adtech platforms. Evangelos was named by AlwaysOn in 2014 as a Power Player in Digital Media, and in 2012 as a top investor in online advertising.

Evangelos' current directorships include Brightroll (signed agreement to be acquired by Yahoo!, Nov 2014), eXelate, Extole, and Host Analytics. He is also a board observer for ThisMoment. Prior directorships include 8thBridge (acquired by Fluid), Bristol Technology (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), Composite Software (acquired by Cisco), Confluent Software (acquired by Oracle Corporation), Hip Digital, Pivotlink (acquired by SmartFocus), Princeton Softech (acquired by IBM) and Vidavee (acquired by OpenText).

Prior to joining Trident, Evangelos was a partner at Apax Partners, a private equity and venture firm where he invested in early and mid-stage IT companies and served on their boards. At Apax, he also chaired the firm’s IT advisory board.

In addition to his board work for Trident, Evangelos is a member of the following: Advisory board of Caltech's Information Science and Technology; Caltech Associates; Science Board of Brandeis University; and Advisory Board of Brandeis International School of Business. Evangelos is also a member of the selective blogger groups Enterprise Irregulars, Boulder BI Trust and Scalable Start-up from UC Berkeley (http://scalablestartup.berkeley.edu/).

Before his venture career, Evangelos spent more than 20 years in high-technology industries, in executive roles spanning operations, marketing, and sales and engineering. His experience includes serving as President and CEO of Customer Analytics, a Trident-backed company acquired by Xchange, Inc. (EXAP), and as Vice President of Business Intelligence Solutions at IBM.

Born in Greece, Evangelos earned a BS in electrical engineering from Caltech and a PhD in computer science from Brandeis University. He also holds eight software patents.

When he is not working or blogging, Evangelos enjoys biking, photography, opera and cooking with his wife.