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Power of Negotiation

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Please join us in April as Kim Evans discusses the Power of Negotiation. Kim Evans has negotiated billion dollar deals as a merger and acquisition executive for BMC and Microsoft. She has negotiated millions dollars investments for start-ups she has founded and managed as CEO. During this discussions she will share her five tried and true negotiation strategies to create the outcome you want for your career, business and yourself.

About Our Speaker(s)

Kim Evans
Chief Executive Officer of Secure Vantage Technologies (SVT)

Kim Evans is the Chief Executive Officer of Secure Vantage Technologies (SVT) responsible for formulating and implementing the investment and growth plan to enable SVT to achieve increased sales, operational efficiency and a profitable business. She joined SVT as the Chief Operations Officer in December 2007. Kim served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Alliances at Tidal Software. She was responsible for Tidal Software's business development activities, strategic partnerships, OEM and licensing opportunities. She managed the company's relationships with strategic partners including Microsoft, SAP, Oracle and Hewlett-Packard.

Previously, Kim served as the Director of Business Planning and Strategic Investments for the Windows and Enterprise Management Division (WEMD) at Microsoft, Kim was responsible for formulating and executing the WEMD growth strategy in conjunction with the corporate development, integration and WEMD product and marketing teams.

Kim Served as the CEO and co-founder of blom wireless, Kim recruited key talent and built a team that was strong in industry knowledge and experience. Kim signed marquee beta customers and a strategic partnership prior to prototype development and executed a successful exit event.

As the Vice President of Corporate Alliances and Co-founder at Covasoft, Inc., she developed strategic business relationships and Covasoft's operational blueprint putting key infrastructure in place to enable the quick delivery of product to the market. She successfully established strategic relationships with Vignette, and Broadvision, and secured Series A and B funding.

Previously Kim served as the Director of Corporate Strategy at BMC Software where she developed and implemented effective strategies for BMC business units enabling BMC to move into new markets increasing revenues by 20% and eliminating unprofitable product lines decreasing cost by 6%. She completed the formulation and execution of BMC’s billion-dollar acquisition plan to expand its core technologies and successfully integrate companies into BMC enabling a quick return on BMC’s investment. As a senior R&D manager, she grew three product lines into profitable lines of business generating revenues of more than $60M and making these products one and two in their markets.

Based on her achievements, Kim was named one of the "Top twenty women in Technology" in Houston, TX and one of the ten brightest rising technology stars in Austin, TX. She is currently an Advisory board member of the Texas Entrepreneurial Exchange, Austin chapter. Kim was a Co-founder of Houston Executive Women in Technology and chaired the Mayor's Women in Technology 2000 conference, in Houston, TX.

Kim is committed to serving her community. She served as the Chair for the Houston area League of Women Voters for childcare and as a Texas Scholars member, where she promoted technology careers to HISD students. Kim was also a volunteer to the Houston Manna program, which provides groceries to the elderly.

She has a BA in Product Design from Wayne State University.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:00-8:30 on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at:

    ITT Technical Institute
    2950 South Gessner
    Houston, Texas 77063

Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Gloriella Gonzalez ([email protected] or 713-705-2811).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.