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Evan Epstein
Executive Director

Biography 

Evan is in charge of planning, coordinating, and executing all aspects of Rock Center activities, including its operations, programs, research projects and events under the direction of, and in conjunction with, Rock Center Faculty. In the past few years he has also led the international expansion of Rock Center programs and partnerships, particularly in Asia and the Americas. He teaches classes on corporate governance, venture capital and new financial regulations and is a Co-Director of the Stanford Directors' College for Venture-Backed Company Directors (VCDC).

Prior to his position at Stanford, Evan was the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at a high-tech business incubator and consulting firm, facilitating the transfer, development and commercialization of technologies and fostering the growth of early-stage high-tech companies.

Prior, Evan was a Silicon Valley research analyst with a UK-based venture capital and private equity research and analytics start-up company. Previously, he was an associate at a leading Chilean corporate law firm (2002-2004) and a trainee with Allen & Overy's Latin America Projects Group in Paris, France (2001).

Evan is also an Advisory Board Member for the Silicon Valley Directors' Exchange (SVDX).

Evan holds a law degree (JD) (cum laude, 2002) from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and an LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree in Corporate Governance and Practice from Stanford Law School (2005). In addition, he was part of the exchange program "Cycle du Diplome" at Sciences-Po, Paris, France (2001).

Evan is a member of the State Bar of California and the Chilean Bar.