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 Chief Strategist / Fmr SVP & GM, Emerging Businesses, Qualcomm
Steve Poizner has been a successful high tech entrepreneur for over 30 years, founding and running three successful, disruptive companies Strategic Mapping, SnapTrack, and EmpoweredU.
Currently, Mr. Poizner serves as CEO and Chairman for the Alliance for Southern California Innovation and Chief Strategist for EvoNexus.
Steve has also devoted 10 years to public service. In 2001, Poizner served as a White House Fellow in the National Security Council. Starting one week before the September 11, 2001 attacks, Poizner helped develop a new homeland security plan.
Passionate about education, Poizner founded the California Charter Schools Association in 2003. In 2004, he spent one year as a volunteer, teaching 12th grade American Government, where he was selected “Rookie Teacher of The Year” at Mount Pleasant High School.. He later authored a New York Times Best Selling book, Mount Pleasant, that described the experience of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur turned public school teacher.
In 2006, Poizner was elected California Insurance Commissioner, one of only 8 positions elected statewide, where he oversaw the 4th largest insurance market in the world.
Most recently, Poizner served as SVP and GM, Emerging Businesses for Qualcomm.
In 2014, Poizner was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.