Dana Evan joined Icon Ventures as a Venture Partner in 2013, bringing over 25 years of executive leadership experience in global finance and operations management. As an uber-CFO and operations executive, Dana is able to provide tremendous insights to fast-growth, high-performance enterprises. In addition, her broad range of experiences and achievements has led to a great network of relationships in Silicon Valley and elsewhere.
Before joining Icon, Dana served for 12 years as the CFO of VeriSign, Inc., where she was a founding executive and a significant contributor to the company’s growth and profitability. She led VeriSign’s worldwide operations related to finance and accounting, IT, human resources, legal matters, investor relations, real estate and property management, as the company grew from a small venture-backed start-up to a global enterprise with nearly 5,000 employees and $2 billion in revenue. She led all of the institutional financing rounds, including its successful IPO in 1998. Dana was also responsible for executing and integrating approximately 60 merger and acquisition transactions while at VeriSign.
Prior to VeriSign, Dana served in a range of financial executive roles for several public and private companies including Delphi Bioventures and Identix Incorporated. Earlier in her career, she held a variety of positions at KPMG LLP.
Dana currently serves on the Boards of Box (BOX), Domo (DOMO), Farfetch (FTCH), Proofpoint (PFPT) and SurveyMonkey (SVMK). Previously, Dana served on the Boards of Criteo (CRTO), Fusion-IO (FIO), which was acquired in July 2014 by SanDisk for $1.1B, Omniture (OMTR), which was acquired in October 2009 by Adobe Systems for $1.8B, and MySQL, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in February 2008 for $1.2B. Additionally, she served on the board of venture backed e-commerce company, Stella and Dot.
In 2019, Dana was selected as the Director of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from the University of Santa Clara.