Mark Evans founded Confluence in 1991 with a vision of revolutionizing asset management through technology innovation and data management automation. Driven by Evans’ vision, in 1994 Confluence released Unity® Performance (formerly FundStation®), a product which today automates complex performance reporting for more than 40 percent of the leading global investment managers.
Under his leadership, Confluence has grown to be recognized as a global leader in fund administration automation. The company’s products today comprise the asset management industry’s only unified platform for global fund administration automation and, with its headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and a west coast office in San Francisco, CA, Confluence also operates offices of Confluence International in London and Luxembourg.
In 2011 Evans received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Award in the Technology category. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
In addition to his role with Confluence, Evans is a dedicated community leader who passionately promotes business growth and the vitality of the non-profit community. A past Chairman of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, Evans serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, an organization which collaborates with public and private sector partners to stimulate economic growth and enhance the quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania. Additionally, Evans is on the Board of Trustees for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, including the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Carnegie Museum of Art, and is a board member for CivicScience, a technology company pioneering a new method of attitudinal research that captures opinions from broad segments of the consumer population. Evans is actively involved with multiple national and regional charities.
Evans studied Computer Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh.