Ranson W. Webster


Ranson W. Webster is the founder and a managing member of Evergreen Capital LLC, an early stage investment company that focuses on and invests in start-up Internet, service-oriented and biotech companies.

A successful and innovative businessman, Mr. Webster founded Computing Resources, Inc. (CRI) in 1978 as a general purpose service bureau specializing in automating accounting functions. Over the years, Mr. Webster’s vision allowed CRI to gain national recognition as the nation’s fourth-largest quality payroll services provider, servicing over 32,000 businesses nationwide. In March of 1999, CRI announced it had agreed to a merger with Intuit, and Mr. Webster served as Chairman and CEO of Intuit’s payroll division (CRI) until March 2000.

Mr. Webster currently serves on the boards of Heetronix, Inzap Inc, Athena On-line, and hCell Technology Inc. Other investments include Salu.net, Sand Hill Capital II, Customer Link, Turbo Coverage, Sierra Sciences, Bridge Bank of Silicon Valley and Heritage Bank of Commerce. A resident of Reno since 1972, Mr. Webster is currently Chairman of the Board for the National Automobile Museum – The Harrah Collection; a past Chairman of the Financial Advisory Board for the city of Reno; an Artown board member; and the Governor’s appointee for The Commission On Education Technology.