Founder & Managing Partner
Evan M. Epstein is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pacifica Global.
Before founding Pacifica Global in 2017, Mr. Epstein was the Executive Director of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, a joint initiative between Stanford Law School and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. In such role he created, led and supported a broad portfolio of executive education programs for corporate directors, senior executives, institutional investors, business journalists and local practitioners. He spearheaded many initiatives during his tenure, including the Rock Center’s focus on governance for private venture-backed companies, cybersecurity matters and international executive education programs spanning the Americas and Asia. Evan also lectures, researches and writes on topics in corporate governance for private and public companies.
Mr. Epstein is also a Professor at the Law Faculty of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile since 2011, where he teaches a class on "Global Corporate Governance and Business Strategy".
In addition to his academic endeavors, Mr. Epstein has been a corporate governance advisor to public and private companies and has been retained as an expert in corporate governance litigation both in the US and abroad.
Prior to joining Stanford in 2009, Evan was the Chief Operating Officer at a high-tech business incubator and consulting firm, facilitating the transfer, development and commercialization of technologies and fostering the growth of early-stage high-tech companies. Prior, he was an associate at a leading Chilean corporate law firm (2002-2004) and a trainee with Allen & Overy’s Latin America Projects Group in Paris, France (2001).
Evan holds a JD (equivalent) from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree in Corporate Governance and Practice from Stanford Law School. In addition, he was part of the exchange program “Cycle du Diplome” at Sciences-Po in Paris, France.
Evan is a member of the State Bar of California and the Chilean Bar.