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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.
Chief Operating Officer, Benefunder
Rocky is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Benefunder, a San Diego-based startup that has created a process and platform that ensures that up to 90% of a donor’s gift gets to the researcher that you choose, rather than the industry norm of <25%.
Prior to joining Benefunder, Rocky was COO for KIO – International, Rocky provided leadership for all operations and strategy for KIO in the United States. A veteran Silicon Valley IT and operations executive, Rocky has held CIO leadership positions in start-up and early stage Silicon Valley companies including Buy-Direct, Collabria, and Knight Ridder Digital, and has proven capability in helping emerging and transforming companies grow revenue, profitability and customer satisfaction.
Rocky brings deep expertise in technology strategic planning, business systems architecture, global IT operations, IT governance and compliance, M&A integration, business process refinement, disaster recovery and business continuity, and outsourcing strategies. He has led global enterprise initiatives at an impressive array of Fortune 100s, start-ups, and medium, fast-growth companies in health care, technology, financial services, retail, digital publishing, hospitality, and higher education.
Rocky served on the Board of Directors for The Tech Museum of Innovation where he chaired the Technology Advisory Committee, and has also served on the boards of the Professional and Technical Consultants Association, and the Society for Information Management.