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The 2017 Tech 40: Jim Minnick

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Jim Minnick, chief executive officer of eVestment, says the data and analytics provider for institutional investors captures more information than any other firm in its field. Quantity only begins to attract consultants and other clients to eVestment, which Minnick, his wife Karen, and two former Watson Wyatt & Co. colleagues co-founded in Atlanta in 2000. Data on a diverse range of asset classes, along with user-friendly interfaces and tools, keeps the customers coming back and attracts new ones. "We are always looking at the infrastructure, continually reassessing the technology and ways to streamline the platform," Minnick, 47, says. In April the company started offering an iPhone app, part of a strategy to accommodate the different needs of users of a range of media. Also addressing usability is the Sales Dashboard, introduced in February, for asset management sales professionals to collect and present data without having to call on analytics specialists. Minnick noted at the time that clients were asking for ways to get at the data "faster and easier and oftentimes on the fly." Additional dashboards tailored for C-suite executives, portfolio managers, and others are scheduled to roll out this year.

 The 2017 Tech 40Click below to view profiles
1. Adena FriedmanNASDAQ2. Catherine BessantBank of
America Corp.3. Robert GoldsteinBlackRock4. Jeffrey SprecherIntercontinental Exchange5. Lance UgglaIHS Markit
6. Shawn Edwards & Vlad KliatchkoBloomberg7. David CraigThomson Reuters8. Michael SpencerNEX Group9. Don CallahanCitigroup10. Elisha WieselGoldman Sachs Group
11. Michael BodsonDepository Trust & Clearing Corp.12. Terrence DuffyCME Group13. Charles LiHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing14. Sean BelkaFidelity Investments15. Chris ConcannonCBOE Holdings
16. Guy ChiarelloFirst Data Corp.17. Steven LieblichCitadel18. David RutterR3CEV19. Blythe MastersDigital Asset Holdings20. Alfred SpectorTwo Sigma Investments
21. Neil KatzD.E. Shaw Group22. Lee OleskyTradeweb Markets23. Richard McVeyMarketAxess Holdings24. David GledhillDBS Bank25. Seth MerrinLiquidnet Holdings
26. Antoine ShagouryState Street Corp.27. Peter Brown &
Robert Mercer
Renaissance Technologies28. Lou EcclestonTMX Group29. Peter CherecwichNorthern Trust Corp.30. Mike ChinnS&P Global Market Intelligence
31. Chris CorradoLondon Stock Exchange Group32. Neal PawarAQR Capital Management33. Gary NorcrossFidelity National Information Services34. Steven O'HanlonNumerix35. Sebastián CeriaAxioma
36. Brian ConlonFirst Derivatives and Kx Systems37. Tyler KimMaplesFS38. Michael CooperBT Radianz39. Robert SchifelliteBroadridge Financial Solutions40. Jim MinnickeVestment