Alex Estevez, 2019 Chairman

Alex Estevez, 2019 Chairman

Alex Estevez, 2019 Chairman

Mr. Estevez helps Silicon Valley-based Accel Partners with portfolio companies and investment opportunities based in the eastern United States. Accel is a global leader in venture capital, having invested in companies such as Atlassian, Dropbox, Dropcam, Etsy, Facebook, Lynda.com, Slack, Squarespace and Spotify. Mr. Estevez is currently on the advisory board of BetterCloud and Grovo, both New York-based Accel investments.

Prior to Accel, Mr. Estevez worked in San Francisco as CFO of Atlassian (Nasdaq: TEAM), a global leader in team collaboration software. During these three years, Mr. Estevez helped triple bookings to nearly a $300 million runrate, and he helped grow shareholder value from $400 million to $3.3 billion via minority investment with T. Rowe Price.

Prior to Atlassian, Mr. Estevez served as CFO of Silicon Valley-based BigFix from 2007 to 2010. During this time, Mr. Estevez helped triple revenues for the company, resulting in the successful sale of BigFix to IBM (NYSE: IBM) in what became the largest private software M&A transaction of 2010. This event also represented a 5x increase in shareholder value from when he joined three years prior.

Before BigFix, Mr. Estevez led South Carolina-based Datastream (Nasdaq: DSTM) as a public company officer for 9 years, transitioning from CFO to President during this tenure. Datastream sold to Infor at a valuation nearly 3x its IPO price.

Mr. Estevez began his career in the investment banking group of Raymond James in his home town of St. Petersburg, Florida. At Raymond James, Mr. Estevez helped East Coast technology companies like Datastream manage through their respective IPO and M&A processes.

Mr. Estevez earned an MBA with distinction from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree with honors from Harvard College where he was also a 4 time letter winner for the Harvard soccer team.

Mr. Estevez relocated October 2014 from Silicon Valley to Greenville, South Carolina, his wife’s hometown and his new springboard for investment and advisory opportunities with East Coast technology businesses and entrepreneurs.