Our BoardCommNexus is a non-profit organization that is member supported. We rely on the sponsorship of industry companies, along with the participation of individuals from our community, to assist us in helping the San Diego technology community. Our Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from our sponsor companies and industry advisors.
At the heart of EvoNexus is a driven team working tirelessly to ensure EvoNexus provides startups with the support and opportunities needed to prosper and pioneer the future of technology.
EvoNexus Committee- San Diego
Former COO StockTwits
Francis Costello is an experienced technology executive and startup advisor with more than 18 years experience scaling emerging businesses. He is currently COO at StockTwits – a venture backed social platform focused on markets and investing. Before joining StockTwits, Francis was COO at Veoh Networks, a video sharing site that went from launch to a top 200 global web property in just over 2 years – serving 28 million users and over 3 billion minutes of video each month; CMO of Akonix Systems, providing security and compliance systems for Instant Messaging to enterprises; and CEO of Entrypoint, an idealab! Company delivering real time news and market data directly to consumer desktops via innovative toolbar and screensaver technology.
Francis also serves as an advisor to Deal Current, TapHunter and Mobile Learning Networks and informally mentors a number of other local startups.
He began his career at McKinsey & Company, as a consultant in their New York office serving financial services, technology and media clients. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also serves on the board of the Harvard Business School Club of San Diego.