"Valuation underpins the most important activities and unsolved problems in private equity and there’s data that speaks to that."
sidney c. porter, ph.d.
Swain Porter
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Swain started his career at Immunex (later acquired by Amgen) before working as a technology consultant at Microsoft. In 2000 he founded Catalytic Software, a software solutions company for the media, technology, and telecom industries. He developed a high-profile 50 acre IT campus in India, an award-winning project endorsed by the Prime Minister of India. After selling Catalytic, Swain co-founded FEV Analytics. A serial entrepreneur, Swain is also an active angel investor and startup mentor who solves problems with technology and great people.
Sidney C. Porter, Ph.D.
Co-founder & Chief Data Scientist
Sid holds a Ph.D. Mathematics from Yale University, and his history of successfully reducing theory to practical algorithms began with his dissertation Decoding Codes Arising from Goppa’s Construction on Algebraic Curves. Although largely theoretical in nature, Sid’s breakthrough step was the development of a practical algorithm which proved that decoding of certain error correcting codes defined on algebraic curves over finite fields could be achieved in polynomial time. This work is still frequently cited today. Sid has previously held positions of Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Boise State University, Software Architect at Morrison Knudsen, data-Cache, and Hitachi Systems, and Director Client Services at Catalytic Software. He is a National Merit Scholar and has toured on the men's international pro tennis circuits.
Sheridan Porter, MBA
Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer
Sheridan oversees FEV's product design and industry outreach for the Alts-Align product. Prior to FEV Analytics, Sheridan was the CEO of SkyChron, the SVP of Prithvi, a publicly traded IT and telecom services provider, and EVP Sales and US Operations at Catalytic Software. She started her career in Australian health care managing cardiology Phase IV clinical trials. An accomplished athlete, Sheridan represented Australia at the 6th World Swimming Championships, the Pan Pacific Games, and the Junior Olympics. She holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne, a Grad Dip from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and a B. App Sc from LaTrobe University.
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