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Evan Burfield – Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Synteractive

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Evan co-founded Synteractive in 2003. In his role as Chairman and CEO, he is responsible for all aspects of vision, strategy, and execution at Synteractive. He is also the Executive Chairman of Cloud Advantage, a Synteractive company.

Evan launched his dynamic, entrepreneurial career in 1996 by founding netDecide, the leading provider of enterprise wealth management solutions to top tier financial service firms such as Bank of America and Ernst & Young. Under his leadership, netDecide won numerous analyst recommendations and accolades, including the Investor’s Choice Award by the Financial Services Outlook Conference in 2001. The company was sold to Informa Investment Solutions in 2003, at which time it was profitable with over $11 million in annual revenue.

Prior to Synteractive, Evan served as Director of Strategy for Oakwood Global Finance, a London-based global financial services firm focusing on building lending companies, acquiring and selling loan pools, issuing loan securitizations and structured credit products, and investing in support businesses. He served as the primary strategic advisor to the firm’s CEO, examining business models, markets, and potential new businesses and divestitures as well as managing the business planning process for new ventures.

Evan holds a First Class degree in Joint Honors Philosophy, Politics and Economics from St. Catherine’s College at the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, he won the Webb Medley prize for most outstanding thesis for his work on the effects of organizational incentives on knowledge sharing. Selected as one of the Top 40 Emerging Leaders in Washington, DC by Business Forward Magazine, Evan was a Finalist for the Greater Washington Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2001 as well named a 2001 Young Lion by the Washington Post.

Evan’s recent speaking engagements include the 2010 Capital Call, the 2009 Petroleum Industry Data Exchange Conference, the 2008 DISA Conference, and the 2007 Creative Economy Summit and 2007 New New Internet Conference.


Interview Air Date: April 16th, 2011


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