Alumni Spotlight: Margie Evashenk '89
Engineering Management Consultant, minds.ai, Vonzos Venture Partners, Open-Silicon, B.S. Electrical Engineering, ‘89
Margie Evashenk is a successful engineering management consultant with more than 25 years in high-tech, focusing on enterprise storage and networking, artificial intelligence, venture capital and growing new businesses. She is also the Chief Strategy Officer for minds.ai, an Artificial Intelligence Consultancy, a member of the Board of Directors for Open-Silicon and an Entrepreneur in Residence for Vonzos Venture Partners. Evashenk has a wide range of industry experience, including co-founding the storage semiconductor start-up Sierra Logic and overseeing global engineering functions as a Senior Vice President and Chief Development Executive for the storage and networking company Emulex Corporation. She started her career in application-specific integrated circuit design and supply chain management at Hewlett-Packard, where she held various engineering and management positions. Evashenk graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering in 1989. She currently resides in Roseville, Calif. and enjoys cycling, running, cooking, traveling and spending time with family.