Donald Dixon

Donald Dixon

Trident Capital
Donald Dixon

  • Don Dixon is a Managing Director of Trident Capital and cofounded the firm in 1993.
  • At Trident, he focuses on investments in IT Security, Business Services, Financial Payments, and Enterprise Software. He brings his expertise, experience and network to each of his portfolio companies and has helped many to become industry leaders, including Qualys, Merchant e-Solutions, Bytemobile and CSG Systems.
  • Currently, Dixon serves as a director of 2Checkout, AccountNow, Advanced Payment Solutions, Amprius, Neohapsis, Odyssey, Logistics, Qualys (QLYS), RoyaltyShare, SivaPower, Tiandi Energy and Top Image Systems.


He is also on the investment committee of Mustang Ventures, an affiliated China fund of Trident Capital Fund VI. Recently, AlwaysOn recognized Dixon’s investment success on its “Venture Capital 100” list. Dixon’s past directorships include Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), Anasazi Inc. (acquired by Pegasus Solutions), Bank of America Merchant Services (BPI), BlueStar Solutions (acquired by ACS), ByteMobile (acquired by Citrix), CSG Systems (CSGS), eGistics (acquired by Top Image Systems), Epicor Software Corporation (EPIC), Epoch Partners (acquired by Goldman Sachs), Evolving Systems (EVOL), Infotrieve (acquired by Copyright Clearance Corporation), InfoUSA (IUSA), Merchant e-Solutions (acquired by Cielo), Pegasus Systems (PEGS), Signio (acquired by Verisign), Sygate Technologies (acquired by Symantec), Unison Software (acquired by IBM) and XRS Corp. (acquired by Omnitracs).

In addition to his board work for Trident, Dixon is Co-Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

From 1988 to 1993, Dixon was Co-President of Partech International, a private equity fund associated with Banque Paribas. Prior to Partech, he was a Managing Director of Alex Brown & Sons. Earlier in his career, Dixon was a Vice President of Morgan Stanley & Co. and a Senior Account Officer at Citibank, N.A.

Raised in New Jersey, Dixon earned his BSE from Princeton University and his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Outside of Trident, he enjoys skiing, golf, traveling with his family and supporting the United States Marine Corps.