Relocated to South Carolina as Accel increased its hunt for deals in the Southeast - $10B fund Accel 'looking for deals in this neck of the woods' (WRAL TechWire - Paywall)
Mr. Estevez is a Venture Partner with Silicon Valley-based Accel Partners, and he currently serves as board member, advisor or investor to multiple software businesses representing hundreds of millions in investments by leading venture capital firms such Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins. Leveraging his 20 years of extensive financial and operating experience as a senior executive in high growth software businesses, Mr. Estevez advises these select companies on how to ensure financial growth, operating scale and IPO readiness.
Prior to Accel, Mr. Estevez worked in San Francisco as CFO of Atlassian (Nasdaq: TEAM), a global leader in team collaboration software. During his tenure, Mr. Estevez helped triple bookings to nearly a $300 million runrate as he built the back-office team and infrastructure to be IPO ready. In the process, he helped grow shareholder value by 10x culminating in a $150M investment led by 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 bookings for this leading enterprise security 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.
In 2014, Mr. Estevez relocated from Silicon Valley to Greenville, South Carolina, his wife’s hometown and his new springboard for these investment and advisory opportunities in software and technology.
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