Evan A. Schnidman, Ph.D. is the founder and Managing Partner of EAS Innovation Consulting and was previously the founder and CEO of Prattle as well as the Head of Data Innovation at Liquidnet.
In his capacity at EAS Innovation Consulting, Evan specializes in providing data and technology strategy services to both large corporations and emerging startups. Evan’s expertise in innovation has allowed him to consult to C-suite executives at numerous large corporations. Evan also serves as an advisory board member to a diverse set of startups across finance, insurance, law and policy. At present, Evan is on the advisory board of AltHub, Arbor Advisory Group, Astrocyte Research, Cyber Atomics, EventVestor, Gravity AI, Mind Alliance, New Constructs and Suretys.
Prior to EAS, Evan served as both the CEO of Prattle and the Head of Data Innovation for Liquidnet. Launched in 2014, Prattle is a financial research automation company that analyzes the content of market-moving communications from central banks, corporations and regulators generating both tradable data and automated research reports. In early 2019, Prattle was acquired by Liquidnet as part of an initiative to build a global investment network. Evan remained with Prattle as part of Liquidnet until April of 2020.
Evan started his career as an academic. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University and served as faculty at Brown University. During his time in academia, Evan also had a robust consulting practice evaluating economic and political risk for large multinational corporations as well as advising small and midsize financial institutions on how to utilize technology to streamline their operations.