Mr. Douglass brings more than 20 years of operations management, strategic development and financial experience with high-growth financial services, marketing services and healthcare companies. Mr. Douglass was most recently CEO of Vesdia, a pioneer in card-linked marketing for financial services, airline and hospitality companies, which merged with Cartera Commerce in January, 2011. Previous to Vesdia, he served as CEO for Atlanta-based Visionary Systems, Inc. (VSI), a provider of decision systems for credit providers and retailers which was sold to Trans Union in 2004.
Prior to Visionary Systems, Mr. Douglass served as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer with CheckFree Corporation. While at CheckFree, he was part of the executive management team that grew the company to more than $500 million in revenue as the leading provider of electronic billing and payment services to financial institutions and portals. Prior to CheckFree, Mr. Douglass served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of Medaphis Corporation, a leading provider of medical billing and management services and software.
Mr. Douglass began his career with KPMG in the Financial Services practice. He currently serves on the boards of Cartera Commerce, FactorTrust, GetOne Rewards and Thumb-Friendly.
John Apostolides is a Vice President of the firm's corporate advisory business.
Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Apostolides was a Vice President in the Communications Group at Citigroup Global Markets. He spent seven years at Citigroup focusing on the Media & Telecom, Technology and Financial Institutions sectors in both New York and London. Mr. Apostolides has advised on a broad range of advisory and capital raising transactions for companies including Affiliated Computer Services, American Tower, Citigroup, Fidelity National Financial, GFI Group, Global Payments, Ion Media, LaBranche, Leap Wireless, Mellon Financial, Optasite, Tribune Company and Verizon.
Mr. Apostolides graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College where he received a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Music.