Allan Evans MBA ’96 has been appointed CEO of Samplify Systems Inc., provider of intellectual property for computing, consumer, and mobile device markets. Evans will lead Samplify to the next level in its corporate evolution by focusing the company, and its next-generation APAX(TM) application acceleration technology, on multibillion dollar markets including high-performance and cloud computing, Big Data, consumer electronics, and mobile devices.
According to Al Wegener, CTO and founder of Samplify Systems, "Allan has been with Samplify since its beginning. He keenly understands Samplify’s value proposition and how the company’s powerful acceleration technology can solve data bottleneck issues wherever multicore processors are used. We are confident that he will skillfully lead Samplify’s growth and business development as the company steps up to address huge market opportunities with its APAX technology."
"For the first time Samplify has a technology in APAX that can address high-volume computing, consumer electronics, and mobile device markets," says Evans. "Through our APAX technology, Samplify will make an impact on how companies can deliver faster, better performing systems whether they are huge data centers, applications running on the cloud, or tablet devices and smart phones."
Evans has a proven track record of building new businesses. Mr. Evans was a founder of Stanford Telecom’s Wireless Broadband Products subsidiary (acquired by Newbridge Networks for $340M), where he was responsible for system architecture and product development before leading the marketing activities. At Netro Corporation, Mr. Evans led marketing activities for Netro’s second generation broadband fixed wireless platform, leading to a successful IPO at over $1B valuation. Mr. Evans also played a leading role in Netro’s acquisition of Project Angel from AT&T Wireless. At Savi Technology (acquired by Lockheed Martin for $400M), Mr. Evans led several strategic RFID initiatives for real-time asset tracking, wireless sensor networks, service-oriented architecture, RFID encryption, and wide-area tracking using GPS, satcom, and cellular. Mr. Evans holds an MSEE from the University of California at San Diego and an MBA from Santa Clara University.