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Evan D. Petridis

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CEO, Petridis Consulting Pty Ltd. Previously VP Engineering, Ditech Communications Corp..

CEO, Petridis Consulting Pty Ltd. Previously VP Engineering, Ditech Communications Corp..

8 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Other Engineering
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Product

Involved In


Chief System Architect Enlighted Inc April 2015 - present
CEO Petridis Consulting Pty Ltd 2009 - April 2015
VP Engineering Ditech Networks June 2000 - November 2002
VP of Engineering Atmosphere Networks June 1997 - June 2000
Manager, HW Development Cisco March 1993 - June 1997
HW Engineer Adaptive 1991 - 1993
Hardware Design Engineer QPSX Communications Pty Ltd 1988 - 1990


The University of Western Australia Electronic Engineering 1983 - 1987
City Beach Senior High School 1979 - 1983

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Hardware • Networking • Embedded Systems • Engineering management • Telecommunications

Key Accomplishments

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Rob Newman
We worked together  •  Director, Power Pedals Pty Ltd and Chairman, Bright Generation.
Evan was my VP Engineering at my last startup and has done projects for my investments. Evan is a fantastic engineer to work with. He alwa ... ys start each project by understanding the customer problem and how the technology fits. Then he is very careful in project planning, which results in him delivering on time and on budget. I also very much like Evan's leadership skills, he cares for his team and they like working with him.
Saurabh Gupta
We worked together  •  Co-founder & CTO, Wonder Workshop (formerly Play-i). Previously Director of Software, Enlighted inc. Stanford grad.
Evan is an outstanding engineering and product leader. He would be a great advisor to any technology startup.
Wilfried Schaffner
We worked together  •  CEO, tripwolf GmbH. Previously Chief Cloud Strategist, Cloud Advantage.
Evan is an analyser. Doesn't matter what problem you give him, he gets it structured and is able to give you advise on how to solve it. The ... same way he is able to analyse people and their strength. If you're not sure whether a person is the right fit for your team, simply ask Evan!
Allen Adolph
We worked together  •  Advisory Board Member, EMBCube and Advisory Board Member, Fastor Systems.
Evan has a great deal of experience in not only designing products but understands what is required to truly launch a product in to the mark ... et place. Evan works well with the other functions involved in the NPI process and communicates project "trade-offs" effectively.
Tiffany Goodyear
We worked together  •  Talent Acquisition Advisor, Various Clients. Previously Head of Staffing, OpenX.
Working with Evan for many years, I know him as a very intelligent person that communicates well with others and has strong knowledge in his ... field. He is technically savvy and is analytical. He can bring to the table creative and thought provoking ideas and have interesting conversations around them. Definitely an entrepreneur at heart.
Jon Gettinger
We worked together  •  Senior Sales and Marketing Executive working in Software and SaaS industry for over 20 years. Currently SVP Marketing at Aria Systems.
He has seen success. Evan has delivered breakthrough products that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in their markets. He knows ... what it takes to get a winning product into the market. He can handle complexity. Evan has spent most of his career working on the cutting edge of product development dealing with complex engineering problems on both the hardware and software side. He is a leader. I have found that poor leadership is one of the biggest contributors to mission failure. When it comes to leadership, there is a saying "the cream rises to the top" and that is certainly true in Evan's case. He knows what it takes to organize and run a successful mission and is quick to spot problems on a team. His communication style is candid but not aggressive making him ideal for helping a founder direct an engineering effort.
Tanuj Mohan
We worked together  •  CTO, Founder, enLighted Inc.. Previously Director, Tropos Networks.
Gets the whole story and drives to the right prioritized steps and solutions to build a great company or product.
David Zalatimo
We worked together  •  Senior Design Engineer / Architect, Apple. Previously ASIC Design Engineer (Contractor), ASSIA, Inc..
Evan is a resourceful, thoughtful, and intelligent startup executive with a great combination of engineering skills and management experienc ... e.