Evangelos Simoudis is a Sr. Managing Director of Trident Capital, a #VC and #PE firm he joined in 2005. Evangelos focuses his institutional and private investments on Internet (#adtech and #ecommerce), #SaaS #applications and #bigdata #analytics companies. Before Trident, Evangelos spent 5 years as a partner at Apax Partners, a #PE firm where he invested and served on the boards of early and growth IT companies. As he did at Apax, at Trident Evangelos leads the firm's SaaS and Internet advisory boards.

Evangelos' current directorships include @BrightRoll, @eXelate, @ExtoleInc, and @HostAnalytics. He is a board observer at @ThisMoment. He is a strategic advisor to several public and private software and Internet companies.

Prior to entering venture capital, Evangelos had more than 20 years experience in high-technology industries, in executive roles spanning operations, marketing, sales and engineering. His experience as a technology executive includes serving as President and CEO of Customer Analytics, a Trident-backed, eCRM company acquired by Xchange, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXAP), and as Vice President of #BI Solutions at @IBM.

Prior directorships include Bristol Technology (acquired by Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ)), Composite Software (acquired by Cisco), Confluent Software (acquired by Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL)), DesiHits, Hip Digital, Princeton Softech (acquired by IBM) and Vidavee (acquired by OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX)).

Evangelos earned a PhD in computer science from Brandeis University and a BS in electrical engineering from Caltech.