As UpperEdge’s Senior IT Sourcing & Negotiation Advisor, Erwann Couesbot is supporting the delivery team through the benchmarking of primary competitive intelligence in the area of Enterprise Application, SaaS, Systems Integration, and Application Support.
Prior to joining UpperEdge, Erwann was a Senior Associate at Trellis Wine Investments in charge of business development. At Trellis, an alternative asset investment firm, Erwann led the investor acquisition efforts and represented the company’s strategy to family offices, financial advisory firms and endowments.
Prior to Trellis, Erwann served as Co-Founder and Managing Director of KRK Capital Partners, a boutique capital advisory firm based at Washington, D.C focused on middle-market renewable energy and technologies companies. At KRK, Erwann supervised the business development efforts and successfully closed 8 engagements with both US and European firms. His responsibilities also included advising technology companies on financial valuations, strategic M&A positioning, business plan and investment material preparation. During his tenure at KRK, Erwann represented over $80M in capital raising efforts representing clients to venture capital and private equity firms in the U.S, France and the U.K.
Erwann graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Dual Degree in International Relations from the School of International Service and in Business Administration from the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C.
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