Akers Capital Team


Roger Akers - Managing Partner

Roger has over 20 years of experience in technology related environments. As an IT Services executive, Roger managed the development and delivery of large-scale software systems in over 80 client environments. Efforts included technical and management assignments for a national consulting firm (SCT), as well as the building of a regional IT consulting firm as Managing Partner (PRODATA Inc.). With a staff that ultimately grew to 430+, ProData provided management and technical IT consulting to public and private sector clients in the western US. Upon the successful merger of ProData with a large IT services firm, Roger developed a consulting firm (Akers-Waterman & Company) that provided management consulting to industry leaders such as Intel and Cisco Systems. In addition, Roger helped develop and worked with a number of technology companies.

In 1998, Roger co-founded Akers Capital LLC with partner Tom Loutzenheiser. After successfully raising Pac West Technology Fund I in 2000, Roger and the team have invested in, mentored and helped build emerging technology companies. His enjoyment and stimulation of working with the best teams possible has been Roger’s primary motivating factor throughout his career. Managing projects, building companies and investing funds has provided significant experience and insight into the intricacies of technology based business development. Providing support through board-level participation, organizational development, marketing and sales channel development is his passion. Roger has undergraduate degrees in Accounting (CPA) and Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration. He currently serves on the Boards of the Golden State Capital Network, the Emerging Technology Institute, University of California Connect, and sits on the Advisory Board for the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis.