Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Troy Hartzell is Managing Partner and co-founder of Evolution Capital Advisors, a boutique investment bank providing capital formation and strategic advisory services to entrepreneurial stage emerging growth technology firms. Prior to Evolution Capital, Troy was the Head of the Wireless and Communications practice at Cascadia Capital, a national middle market investment bank. At Cascadia, Troy was responsible for managing key strategic relationships with venture and private equity funds and corporate leaders in the IT and communications market. Troy executed, structured, and negotiated corporate finance and M&A transactions. Troy joined Cascadia Capital in 2001, bringing experience as a venture capitalist as well as an entrepreneur. Prior to joining Cascadia Capital, he served with Watershed Capital, a $200 million venture capital fund, where he focused on principal investments in wireless, broadband, and Internet-related companies and led the development of the firm's wireless investment strategy. Previously, Troy was co-founder and CEO of allstudents.com, a venture-backed technology company providing content and services to universities across the country. Troy holds a B.A. in Business Administration with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from the University of Washington.