People

A driven team dedicated to providing support and opportunities needed for startups to prosper and pioneer the future of technology

The EvoNexus Team, Board of Directors, Mentors and Selection Committee are comprised of deeply experienced, industry-expert volunteers representing the most influential technology companies in the world, such as Qualcomm, Verizon, ViaSat, and more.

Rory Moore

Rory Moore

EvoNexus CEO & Co-Founder, Founder, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. & Silicon Wave, Inc.
Vice Admiral Walter Davis

Vice Admiral Walter Davis

EvoNexus Co-Founder & VP Organizational Dev., Former Navy N6, Dir. Space Systems, Information Warfare Systems, Command & Control Systems
Gene Dantsker, Ph.D., MBA

Gene Dantsker, Ph.D., MBA

EvoNexus Executive Advisor, Former Sr. Director of Business Development & Licensing, Qualcomm
Rich Stewart

Rich Stewart

EvoNexus Executive Advisor & 5G Portfolio Director, Former Senior Director, Qualcomm
Ron Melanson

Ron Melanson

EvoNexus Silicon Valley Chief Engineer & Operations, Former VP Hardware Engineering, Sun Microsystems & Oracle
Bridget Kimball

Bridget Kimball

EvoNexus Executive in Residence, Former VP Engineering & Chief Architect, Consumer Group, Intuit
Hem Suri

Hem Suri

EvoNexus Fintech Executive In Residence, Founder & Managing Partner, Spark Growth Ventures
Sumit Tomar

Sumit Tomar

EvoNexus Executive in Residence, CEO, Adura LED Solutions
Ashlyn Haines

Ashlyn Haines

EvoNexus Portfolio & Events Manager and Board Liaison

Rory Moore

EvoNexus CEO & Co-Founder, Founder, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. & Silicon Wave, Inc.

EvoNexus CEO & Co-Founder / Founder, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. & Silicon Wave, Inc.

Rory Moore was the seed round investor, co-founder of Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: PSMI), now a Murata Company, one of the world’s leading providers of radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for the wireless communications and aerospace markets. Rory was also the seed round investor and founding CEO of Silicon Wave, Inc., now owned by Qualcomm. Silicon Wave produced the world’s first Bluetooth chips. In 2009 Rory founded a technology incubator called EvoNexus with Vice Admiral Walter Davis, a board member of EvoNexus. A University of Michigan graduate, Rory continues to make angel investments in technology firms throughout the region. His other passions include Unlimited Aerobatic Competition flying, scuba diving and surfing.

Vice Admiral Walter Davis

EvoNexus Co-Founder & VP Organizational Dev., Former Navy N6, Dir. Space Systems, Information Warfare Systems, Command & Control Systems

EvoNexus Co-Founder & VP Organizational Dev. / Former Navy N6, Dir. Space Systems, Information Warfare Systems, Command & Control Systems

Vice Admiral Walter J. Davis, USN (Ret) was Navy N6, Director Space systems, Information Warfare systems, Command and Control Systems, and Modeling and Simulation where he directed Navy’s $3.5B IT budget. He is former VP for Business Development at GDE Systems (BAE). He was a Navy fighter pilot, Aircraft Carrier CO, and Battle Group Commander. He served in numerous Navy engineering positions including Navy Engineer for the F-14 and Naval Warfare IT Architect (SPAWAR), He was a co-founder of E-fire. He is an Ohio State University Electrical Engineering graduate. 

Gene Dantsker, Ph.D., MBA

EvoNexus Executive Advisor, Former Sr. Director of Business Development & Licensing, Qualcomm

EvoNexus Executive Advisor

Dr. Gene Dantsker is the former President and Chief Operating Officer and current Executive Advisor of EvoNexus. He has been involved with EvoNexus since its founding as selection committee member, mentor to numerous portfolio companies, Executive-in-Residence and most recently Chief MedTech Officer. Gene is a seasoned entrepreneur, board member, advisor, operational executive and angel investor.

Prior to the EvoNexus role, Gene worked across the spectrum of technology solutions in semiconductor, IT, medical and biotech businesses. His career path brought together engineering, science, business and entrepreneurship.

Following graduate school, Gene was Senior Technical Staff Member at TRW, Inc., Space and Electronics Division (now part of Northrop Grumman) where he was responsible for design, fabrication, and integration of microelectronics for space/satellite applications. Subsequently he co-founded Nanostream, Inc., a biotechnology company and provider of high-throughput bio-analytical instruments to companies involved in drug discovery and development. As VP of Technology, Dr. Dantsker was co-inventor and developer of Nanostream’s core technologies based on polymer MEMS microfluidics and converted them into commercial products purchased by leading pharmaceutical companies. Gene then served as CEO and CTO of aDNAvance Technologies, Inc., a provider of ultra-sensitive medical molecular diagnostic products, operating out of the US and Canada. Gene also served on the Board of Directors of D-Wave Systems, a pioneer in Quantum Computing, with leading Silicon Valley VCs, as well as heavily consulted the company in business development, IP strategy, growth strategy and operational infrastructure. Gene subsequently headed business development for the US branch of Nitto Denko, a leading supplier of diversified polymer-film products for medical, electronic and optronic applications, based in Osaka, Japan.

Gene then joined Qualcomm Life as Sr. Director of Business Development & Licensing, where his responsibilities included enabling intelligent integrated care models through the Internet of Things (IoT) in the pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics and payer industries. In 2020, he helped sell the original Qualcomm Life business, to Philips before moving on. Following the sale, Gene joined Amazon Web Services as Global Lead for Medical Devices.

Gene holds B.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Maryland, M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from San Diego State University, where he was class valedictorian. He is an inventor on over 60 issued patents.

Rich Stewart

EvoNexus Executive Advisor & 5G Portfolio Director, Former Senior Director, Qualcomm

EvoNexus Executive Advisor & 5G Portfolio Director / Former Senior Director, Qualcomm

Rich Stewart is a System on a Chip (SoC) engineering subject matter expert with extensive experience in technical management, innovation, and product commercialization. Rich possesses a strong track record developing efficient, practical and cost-effective processes, in addition to a strong track record of on time product delivery. He successfully builds and integrates high-performance R&D teams, and effectively collaborates with multi-disciplinary, global, project teams to efficiently advance development programs.

Rich is a co-founder of Prometheus Technology Solutions, LLC, a firm dedicated to providing scalable product delivery processes for HW/SW/SOC and IoT products. Rich held multiple engineering leadership positions at Qualcomm, beginning in 1994, covering a broad cross section of technologies including embedded mobile device software, wireless protocols, image compression systems, MEMs driver technology, systems engineering and memory solutions. While at Qualcomm Rich also managed the Qualcomm Innovation Network, and was an engineering patent mentor. Prior to joining Qualcomm Rich developed driver level engineering solutions in imaging, 3d rendering and image scanning technologies at multiple start-ups.

Rich has over 25 issued and pending US patent applications, along with a multitude of international filings.

Rich has a B.S. in Mathematics-Computer Science, from the University of California, San Diego

Ron Melanson

EvoNexus Silicon Valley Chief Engineer & Operations, Former VP Hardware Engineering, Sun Microsystems & Oracle

EvoNexus Silicon Valley Chief Engineer & Operations / Former VP Hardware Engineering, Sun Microsystems & Oracle

Ron Melanson serves as Chief Engineer & Operations for EvoNexus Silicon Valley. He previously served as Vice President of Engineering and managed the Hardware Quality Office at Oracle Corp.

As VP of Engineering, he was responsible for Hardware Central Engineering, hardware quality, and customer advocacy. To this capacity, his organization provided customer solutions and best practice guides, competitive benchmarking, application tuning, and advanced compiles. His team also supported compliance, safety and RoHS testing, and certification.

Prior to Oracle, Ron served a dual role at Sun MicroSystems as Distinguished Engineer and Vice President of Engineering. To that capacity, he managed the development of several SRARC CPU programs and lead the development of advanced semiconductor technologies with strategic FAB partners.

Ron’s engineering career before Sun Microsystems was rooted at Digital Equipment Corporation, where Ron served as a consulting engineer developing process technologies, custom chips and EDA tools for the development of VAX and high end systems.

Ron took his B.S. and M.S degrees in E.E. at Northeastern University.

Bridget Kimball

EvoNexus Executive in Residence, Former VP Engineering & Chief Architect, Consumer Group, Intuit

Executive in Residence, EvoNexus / Former VP Engineering & Chief Architect, Consumer Group, Intuit

Bridget was formerly VP Engineering, Fellow, and Chief Architect at Intuit’s Consumer Group, focusing on products for personal tax and finance management. Previous to Intuit, she was at Comcast and served as President of a joint venture developing next generation conditional access and security products for the cable industry. She has also held senior engineering roles at Motorola, Copper Mountain Networks, General Instrument and Hughes Space and Communications Group.

She has received numerous industry awards and recognition, including 2016 CableFax Most Powerful Women in Cable (Technology Award) in 2016, and has a strong commitment to mentoring the next generation of women in technology. She also has served on the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council, was a past mentor for Athena, and volunteered as a troop leader and mentor for the Girl Scouts of America.

Bridget has an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California (USC) and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from California State Polytechnic University. She has also completed the Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers (EPSE) at the University of California, San Diego, and an executive leadership program through the Center for Creative Leadership. She holds 5 US patents.

Hem Suri

EvoNexus Fintech Executive In Residence, Founder & Managing Partner, Spark Growth Ventures

Founder & Managing Partner, Spark Growth Ventures / EvoNexus Fintech Executive in Residence

Hem is an accomplished investment, board and executive management leader with two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, board professional, investment banker, general management executive as well as a researcher.

Hem currently serves as the Founder & Managing Partner of Spark Growth Ventures, an early-stage technology venture capital firm with a Pan American focus. Previously, he was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of ClearVision Equity, a 2x Interim CEO of emerging healthcare companies, an executive of a KKR Private Equity portfolio company, an investment banker on Wall Street as well as a functional leader in multiple Fortune 500 companies in the US.

Hem has also served on over 20 startup and social enterprise boards across US and is heavily involved with several prominent incubators and accelerators in SoCal supporting budding entrepreneurs. He has executed 40+ venture, private equity and M&A transactions with over $2B in total capital spanning over 12 years at Spark Growth Ventures, ClearVision Equity Partners, Deutsche Bank, and a KKR private equity portfolio company.

Hem has an M.B.A. from Harvard, an M.S. from University of Illinois and a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He is passionate about the environment, equality and education for under-privileged children, and loves reading, traveling and active pursuits.

Sumit Tomar

EvoNexus Executive in Residence, CEO, Adura LED Solutions

EvoNexus Executive in Residence / CEO, Adura LED Solutions

Sumit Tomar currently serves as the CEO of Adura LED Solutions, wherein he is responsible for Adura LED design and manufacture LED modules, with best-in-class thermal management in the industry, enabled by it's patented SinkPAD™ technology. Adura's high performance LED Modules help designers with best in class heat dissipation, longer life and better overall Luminaire performance across different vertical markets including - industrial lighting, street lighting, automotive, high end consumer, horticulture & indoor farming.

Sumit Tomar previously served as the CEO of pSemi Corporation, a Murata subsidiary focused on RF, analog and mixed-signal ICs. Formerly Peregrine Semiconductor, pSemi has over 600 employees and eight offices worldwide.

Prior to joining pSemi in 2017, he held product line management positions at several prominent technology companies, including Qorvo, Texas Instruments and Skyworks Solutions Inc. He has a proven track record of managing design win strategies and driving rapid revenue growth at Tier-1 OEMs in smartphones, telecom infrastructure, industrial and automotive markets.

He received a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University.

Ashlyn Haines

EvoNexus Portfolio & Events Manager and Board Liaison

Portfolio & Events Manager and Board Liaison

 Ashlyn Haines is a recent California State University, San Marcos graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She continues to be passionate about the field of psychology and social sciences, and how these sciences are applicable to the real world. During her time at California State University, San Marcos she learned about the importance of psychology and understanding the human mind in the field of marketing and events planning. She has also been active in her community as a San Diego local and has worked closely with her local church as the lead coordinator of a leadership team. This as well as her education in psychology has ignited the passion for marketing and events planning as a career path. She is happy to be working as the Portfolio & Events Manager and Board Liaison for EvoNexus.

Rory Moore

Rory Moore

EvoNexus CEO & Co-Founder, Founder, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. & Silicon Wave, Inc.
Vice Admiral Walter Davis

Vice Admiral Walter Davis

EvoNexus Co-Founder & VP Organizational Dev., Former Navy N6, Dir. Space Systems, Information Warfare Systems, Command & Control Systems
Richard Baldridge

Richard Baldridge

EvoNexus Chairman, Director, ViaSat Director
Tim Holl

Tim Holl

EvoNexus Treasurer, Partner, Ernst & Young
John Major

John Major

EvoNexus Chairman Emeritus, Former Chairman, Broadcom
Kathy Ouellette

Kathy Ouellette

EvoNexus Vice Chairman, CEO & President, Perma Pure
Steve Rowles

Steve Rowles

EvoNexus Secretary, Managing Partner, Morrison Foerster
Derek Aberle

Derek Aberle

Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chairman, VIREWIRX
Ziad Asghar

Ziad Asghar

SVP, Product Management - Snapdragon Technologies & Roadmap, Qualcomm
Alex Balazs

Alex Balazs

CTO, Intuit
Jordan Becker

Jordan Becker

VP & GM Geospatial Intelligence & ISR, BAE Systems
Joe Boerio

Joe Boerio

EVP, Chief Risk & Transformation Officer, Franklin Templeton Investments
William Eigner

William Eigner

Partner, Business/Technology Team, Procopio
Dana Escobar

Dana Escobar

CLO & GM, Semiconductor, Adeia
Burton Goldfield

Burton Goldfield

President & CEO, TriNet
Paul Hartke

Paul Hartke

Fellow, AMD
Dong-Su Kim, Ph.D.

Dong-Su Kim, Ph.D.

CEO & Board Member, Corporate EVP, LG Technology Ventures
Dr. Richard Kurtz

Dr. Richard Kurtz

VP Corporate Business Development, Bio-Rad
John Langan, PhD

John Langan, PhD

CTO, EMD Electronics
John “Rick” LeMoine, MD

John “Rick” LeMoine, MD

CMIO, Sharp HealthCare
Dr. Quinn Li

Dr. Quinn Li

SVP & Global Head, Qualcomm Ventures
David Marino

David Marino

Co-Founder & Senior EVP, Hughes Marino
Craig Miller

Craig Miller

President, Global Space Networks, Viasat
Bardia Moayedi

Bardia Moayedi

Partner, Snell & Wilmer
Zachary Myers

Zachary Myers

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Rodd Novak

Rodd Novak

VP Corporate Planning & Development, pSemi
Carlos Nunez, M.D.

Carlos Nunez, M.D.

CMO, ResMed
Eddy Ortiz

Eddy Ortiz

VP of Innovation & Solution Acceleration, Royal Bank of Canada
Rajesh Pankaj, Ph.D.

Rajesh Pankaj, Ph.D.

EVP, CTO, InterDigital
Dr. Karthik Ranganthan

Dr. Karthik Ranganthan

WW VP, Alaris Business Leader, BD
Eric Reed

Eric Reed

VP, Channel Sales & Business Development, TriNet
Kenneth Rollins

Kenneth Rollins

Partner, Cooley LLP
Todd Stallard

Todd Stallard

GM US IoT, Sigma Connectivity
Mehul Udani

Mehul Udani

VP of Corporate Technology & Innovation, Murata Americas

Rory Moore

EvoNexus CEO & Co-Founder, Founder, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. & Silicon Wave, Inc.

EvoNexus CEO & Co-Founder / Founder, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. & Silicon Wave, Inc.

Rory Moore was the seed round investor, co-founder of Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: PSMI), now a Murata Company, one of the world’s leading providers of radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for the wireless communications and aerospace markets. Rory was also the seed round investor and founding CEO of Silicon Wave, Inc., now owned by Qualcomm. Silicon Wave produced the world’s first Bluetooth chips. In 2009 Rory founded a technology incubator called EvoNexus with Vice Admiral Walter Davis, a board member of EvoNexus. A University of Michigan graduate, Rory continues to make angel investments in technology firms throughout the region. His other passions include Unlimited Aerobatic Competition flying, scuba diving and surfing.

Vice Admiral Walter Davis

EvoNexus Co-Founder & VP Organizational Dev., Former Navy N6, Dir. Space Systems, Information Warfare Systems, Command & Control Systems

EvoNexus Co-Founder & VP Organizational Dev. / Former Navy N6, Dir. Space Systems, Information Warfare Systems, Command & Control Systems

Vice Admiral Walter J. Davis, USN (Ret) was Navy N6, Director Space systems, Information Warfare systems, Command and Control Systems, and Modeling and Simulation where he directed Navy’s $3.5B IT budget. He is former VP for Business Development at GDE Systems (BAE). He was a Navy fighter pilot, Aircraft Carrier CO, and Battle Group Commander. He served in numerous Navy engineering positions including Navy Engineer for the F-14 and Naval Warfare IT Architect (SPAWAR), He was a co-founder of E-fire. He is an Ohio State University Electrical Engineering graduate. 

Richard Baldridge

EvoNexus Chairman, Director, ViaSat Director

EvoNexus Chairman / Director, ViaSat

Richard Baldridge has been a director of Viasat since 2016. Mr. Baldridge joined Viasat in 1999, serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer from 2000, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002, and as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2003. Mr. Baldridge served as President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2020 through July 2022, and served as Vice Chairman from July 2022 until his retirement in June 2023. In addition, Mr. Baldridge serves as a director of Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO), a provider of engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace and defense industries, and EvoNexus, a San Diego based non-profit technology incubator.

Mr. Baldridge came to ViaSat from Raytheon Corporation where he was vice president and general manager of its Raytheon Training Systems division. With over 4,000 employees in the division, his responsibilities included day-to-day management including marketing, legal, finance, and overall management. Other experience includes roles as chief operating officer, CFO, and VP of finance and administration for Hughes Information Systems and Hughes Training Inc., before the divisions were acquired by Raytheon in 1997. Mr. Baldridge also held various senior management roles within General Dynamics Corporation.

Mr. Baldridge graduated with a B.S. degree in business administration, and an emphasis in information systems from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, where he is a member of the NMSU School of Business Hall of Fame. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of EvoNexus.

Tim Holl

EvoNexus Treasurer, Partner, Ernst & Young

EvoNexus Treasurer / Partner, Ernst & Young

Tim Holl is currently a Partner in the San Diego office of Ernst & Young after transferring from the San Francisco office. Tim is focused on serving companies in the semiconductor, software and tele- communication industries. Tim is a leader in Ernst & Young’s education and audit methodology efforts as well. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in California and a member of the AICPA. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a B.S. in business economics.

John Major

EvoNexus Chairman Emeritus, Former Chairman, Broadcom

EvoNexus Chairman Emeritus / Former Chairman, Broadcom

John Major is the Founder and President of MTSG, a strategic consulting business specializing in emerging opportunities. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of Apacheta, a wireless applications company, and he was Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless, a provider of wireless data access solutions for PDA’s and laptops, where he led the company’s successful IPO in the fall of 2000. Before Novatel Wireless, Mr. Major was Chairman and CEO of Wireless Knowledge, a joint venture of QUALCOMM Incorporated and Microsoft Corporation, and held various positions at Motorola, Inc. including Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. At Motorola, his team launched iDEN, the first technology to offer dispatch on cellular and the protocol used by Nextel Communications. Mr. Major currently serves as a director of three public companies: Orbcomm, Lennox International, Inc. and Littelfuse. He Chairs the La Jolla Institute and the University of Illinois Chicago Engineering School Advisory Board. He is Chairman of Pulse Electronics. He was formerly Chairman and Lead Director at Broadcom. Major received a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Loyola University. He has twelve US patents.

Kathy Ouellette

EvoNexus Vice Chairman, CEO & President, Perma Pure

EvoNexus Vice Chairman // CEO & President, Perma Pure/Maxtec

As a global business leader, Kathy Ouellette's area of expertise is delivering differentiation and value through strategy, process, and product innovation.

Her career consists of commercial and operational roles at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Illumina, and several startups. She previously served as General Manager for a global Thermo Fisher business unit.

Wide-ranging leadership of “blank slate” and turnaround initiatives has been a constant theme of her career. Kathy's experience includes marketing, sales, R&D, manufacturing, and distribution functions, including leading global cross-functional teams. From strategy to execution, she has operations experience in North and South America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific countries.

Engaging teams to perform their best work is another strength. Kathy thrives in corporate cultures where innovation and integrity are valued, and she represents those values in her customer and company relationships.

Steve Rowles

EvoNexus Secretary, Managing Partner, Morrison Foerster

EvoNexus Secretary / Managing Partner, Morrison Foerster

Mr. Rowles has over 20 years experience as corporate counsel to public and private companies and the venture funds that invest in those companies. Mr. Rowles has extensive industry experience in both the technology and life sciences arenas. Mr. Rowles’ practice includes venture capital financings, venture fund formation, public securities offerings and corporate governance counseling, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing and corporate partnering transactions. He has served as lead counsel on myriad mergers and acquisitions and securities transactions, including public offerings aggregating in excess of $1 billion dollars in proceeds and over 100 acquisition transactions.

Derek Aberle

Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chairman, VIREWIRX

Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, VIREWIRX (formerly XCOM) / Fmr. President, Qualcomm

Derek K. Aberle is Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of VIREWIRX (formerly XCOM), oversees VIREWIRX's strategy, business development, investment activity and operations. VIREWIRX is inventing and investing in wireless technologies to propel the next mobile revolution.

Aberle was formerly the president of Qualcomm Incorporated and was responsible for the oversight for all business divisions across the organization, as well as the company’s global market development and marketing groups. Aberle was also responsible for formulating and driving key strategies for diversifying and growing the company in both Qualcomm’s core businesses, as well as new business opportunities such as data center and mobile healthcare solutions. He served as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee since 2008, helping to drive Qualcomm’s overall global strategy. In recent years Aberle also has been instrumental to evolving and expanding Qualcomm’s business in China, including leading negotiations with the Chinese Government and establishing important new business ventures in China.

Prior to his role as President, Aberle served as executive vice president of Qualcomm Incorporated, and group president, as well as president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL). He was responsible for overseeing Qualcomm’s technology and IP licensing business as well as Qualcomm’s earlier stage businesses such as its mobile health, platform, display and wireless charging businesses.

Starting in 2008, Aberle led the QTL division and held several roles within this division, including executive vice president and president, and senior vice president and general manager. He has been instrumental to the success and growth of this division, and, under his leadership, QTL has significantly grown both revenues and profits and established its 4G licensing program. For well over a decade, he has played a leading role in structuring and negotiating key license agreements with Qualcomm’s licensees. He has also contributed heavily to the creation and implementation of the legal and business strategies that led to the resolution of several of the company’s licensing-related disputes.

Aberle joined Qualcomm in 2000 after representing the company as outside counsel for several years at the law firms of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro and Heller Ehrman. Aberle holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Ziad Asghar

SVP, Product Management - Snapdragon Technologies & Roadmap, Qualcomm

Senior Vice President, Product Management - Snapdragon Technologies & Roadmap, Qualcomm

Ziad Asghar is senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI). He leads Snapdragon roadmap planning and application processor technologies, covering all smartphone platform products. Ziad drives the definition of products, ensuring that our products lead in technology and enable best-in-class user experiences while making tradeoffs between features, power, performance and cost. He leads application processor technologies including artificial intelligence, camera, graphics, CPU, audio, video and security. He has more than 20 years of experience in the wireless semiconductor industry where he has held a broad set of leadership positions from R&D to product management. Ziad holds an MBA from UCSD and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University and Southern Methodist University

Alex Balazs

CTO, Intuit

CTO, Intuit

Alex Balazs oversees Intuit’s technology strategy and leads all of Intuit’s product engineering, data science, information technology, and information security teams worldwide, harnessing advanced technology that helps power prosperity for our customers and partners around the world.

Appointed to the role in September 2023, he is the key driver of our strategy to be the global AI-driven expert platform.

Having joined Intuit in 1999 as a senior software engineer, Alex has worked in almost every part of Intuit’s technology organization. Most recently he was Intuit’s Chief Architect and leader of Intuit’s Platform Acceleration Group, architecting the development of Intuit’s gGenerative AI operating system (GenOS). He also led Intuit’s Futures Team, an organization that uses the latest technology to ensure Intuit’s future success. As Chief Architect, Alex led successful efforts to accelerate developer velocity by expanding and improving Intuit’s platform technology so developers can build world-class innovations with speed.

Prior to Intuit, Alex held engineering roles at Light Lab Imaging and ZEISS Medical Technologies. Alex holds a BSME degree from Kettering University.

Jordan Becker

VP & GM Geospatial Intelligence & ISR, BAE Systems

VP & GM Geospatial Intelligence & ISR, BAE Systems

Jordan Becker is Vice President and General Manager for the Geospatial Intelligence and ISR business area within the Intelligence and Security Sector at BAE Systems, Inc. This business supports solutions for US Government customers within the intelligence and defense communities. GeoINT-ISR is a leader in the development of geospatial intelligence storage and management, and systems for geo-positioning that employ photogrammetry, data analytics and meta-data management for full motion video geo-registration, human geography, airborne vehicle routing, and targeting.

Prior to joining BAE Systems, Inc., Jordan Becker was Senior Vice President at Science Applications International (SAIC) and the Chief Technical Officer for SAIC’s Information Technology and Network Services business. Mr. Becker was responsible for strategic planning, and research & development. Mr. Becker’s Group supported SAIC’s commercial, federal and civil government markets. Mr. Becker was also a senior advisor to BP Corp. Mr. Becker joined SAIC in January 2000 reporting to the CEO and Chairman.Prior to joining SAIC in March 2000, Mr. Becker was Vice President with UUNET Technologies, a global Internet company. Mr. Becker joined UUNET as part of the acquisition of ANS Communications Inc. in 1998. At UUNET, Mr. Becker had responsibility for a 500 person business unit that generated ~$1.2B representing 30% of UUNET revenues at the time. In addition to running the AOL business for UUNET, Mr. Becker managed supplier relationships, Internet technology development, engineering, operations, and planning for services for AOL.

Prior to UUNET, Mr. Becker was one of the founding executives at ANS Communications Inc. in 1990 where he helped grow the company prior to the sale of the company to America Online in February 1995. At ANS Mr. Becker was responsible for service development, engineering, operations, market support, and strategic planning. Mr. Becker assisted AOL with the sale of ANS (a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL) to UUNET Technologies in February 1998. Following the sale of ANS to UUNET, Mr. Becker was the acting ANS CEO overseeing the integration of the company within UUNET.

Prior to the formation of ANS in 1990, Mr. Becker was an Internet pioneer and technologist at IBM Research from 1982-1990 where he received several technology awards and held numerous management positions. Mr. Becker’s responsibilities at IBM Research included engineering and project management for the National Science Foundation Internet backbone (NSFNET), supercomputing systems development, and other information technology projects.

Mr. Becker holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, and is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Director of CommNexus San Diego, and a pioneer member of the Internet Society. Mr. Becker is married with 3 children, and lives in San Diego California.

Joe Boerio

EVP, Chief Risk & Transformation Officer, Franklin Templeton Investments

EVP, Chief Risk & Transformation Officer, Franklin Templeton Investments (BEN)

Joe Boerio is the Executive Vice President, Chief Risk & Transformation Officer for Franklin Templeton Investments. As CTO, he has the responsibility for setting and executing the firm’s strategic technology direction for Investment Management, Data Science and Cyber Security. These areas include, investment management DevOps & applications development, data science & analytics, market & alternative data services, FT’s internal FinTech venture, cyber security, enterprise vendor management, rapid development and incubation. Mr. Boerio is a strong visionary global leader passionate about business value and innovative transformations with 30+ years of proven execution results in enterprise information technology, operational excellence and global business enablement. Mr. Boerio is also the Chair of the Investment Company Institute Technology Committee based out of Washington DC and serves on the Board of the FinTech Sandbox in Boston.

Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments, Mr. Boerio worked for Mariners Systems, a software development firm that specialized in developing software applications and communication systems focused on infrastructure delivery for worldwide transportation customers.

Mr. Boerio earned his bachelor’s degree in information systems management from the University of San Francisco.

William Eigner

Partner, Business/Technology Team, Procopio

Partner, Business/Technology Team at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

William Eigner has been called “the go-to guy for M&A and emerging companies” and has often been recognized as a Top Attorney in San Diego.  A partner at Procopio, San Diego’s largest law firm, with offices in Menlo Park, Austin and clients around the world, Eigner’s practice emphasizes venture capital, angel financing, seed capital and the financing, governing, operating, buying, selling and merging of growing and established technology and other businesses. Eigner serves as a director of San Diego Venture Group and of FHOOSH, Inc., an award winning cybersecurity company that protects and powers data for business, government and consumers. He also serves on the board of advisers of Encore Semi, NewBlue Inc. and other companies.  A former U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Intern, Eigner graduated from Stanford and the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Dana Escobar

CLO & GM, Semiconductor, Adeia

Chief Licensing Officer & General Manager - Semiconductor, Adeia

Dana Escobar is the Chief Licensing Officer and General Manager – Semiconductor for Adeia. Prior to the spin-off of their product business, Xperi Inc., from Adeia's IP licensing business in 2022, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Semiconductor IP at Xperi Holding Corporation (renamed Adeia Inc. at the time of the spin-off). Dana joined the company in 2020 as Vice President of IP Licensing. Prior to joining Xperi, Dana was Vice President of IP Licensing at GE, Chief IP Counsel at Sharp Laboratories of America and Director of Sharp Corporation's U.S. IP Center, Senior Director of IP Licensing at LSI Corporation/Avago, Licensing & Litigation Attorney at Discovision Associates, and a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles County.Dana holds a Juris Doctor from the University of California Los Angeles, School of Law and a B.A. degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Burton Goldfield

President & CEO, TriNet

President & CEO, TriNet

Since 2008, Burton M. Goldfield has served as president and CEO of TriNet, a strategic partner to small businesses for payroll, HR, benefits, employment law compliance and risk reduction. Burton has more than 25 years of experience in sales, operational, and technology leadership positions and is known for driving product innovation and business growth. Since joining TriNet, Burton has transformed the company into the largest independent cloud-based HR provider and Professional Employer Organization (PEO). With offices throughout America, TriNet serves more than 8,000 customers and over 210,000 employees. Its services allow small businesses to regain focus on executing their visions and growing their businesses while TriNet manages their payroll taxes, day-to-day HR, employment law compliance, and conformity with the Affordable Care Act. TriNet’s revenue exceeded $250M in 2012 and has more than tripled during Burton’s tenure. To expand TriNet’s market reach and strengthen the company’s ability to serve more clients than ever before, he led the company to acquire LMC, Gevity, AccordHR, SOI and ExpenseCloud. In addition, Burton invested heavily in the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology platform, leveraging his background from Hyperion, IBM, and Rational Software. Prior to TriNet, Burton was CEO at Ketera Technologies, a Santa Clara-based SaaS provider to FORTUNE 2000 companies. Before that, Burton served as senior vice president, worldwide field operations at Hyperion Solutions Corporation and vice president of worldwide sales for IBM Corporation’s Rational Software division. Burton received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA from Villanova University. In 2010, the San Francisco Business Times named him a Most Admired CEO.

Paul Hartke

Fellow, AMD

Fellow, AMD

Paul Hartke is now a Fellow in AMD Research and Advanced Development (AMD). Prior to the AMD acquisition of Xilinx in 2022, he was a member of the Xilinx Chief Technology Office which had responsibility for advanced technology development across the Xilinx adaptive computing portfolio. His pathfinding interest is the intersection of compute, networking, and storage spanning from embedded systems to data center architectures.

Dong-Su Kim, Ph.D.

CEO & Board Member, Corporate EVP, LG Technology Ventures

CEO & Board Member, Corporate EVP, LG Technology Ventures

Dong-Su Kim is the CEO and board member of LG Technology Ventures. He has over twenty-five years of investment, strategy, planning, and technology experience. As the founding CEO, Dong-Su established the fund structure, hired key people, and initiated investment operations. Under his guidance, LG Technology Ventures manages over $400 million of fund assets and invests in early-stage information technology, automotive, manufacturing, life-sciences, energy, and advanced materials companies. Portfolio companies include AmazeVR, Lygos, May Mobility, and Ridecell. Dong-Su Kim was also recently promoted to corporate Executive Vice President.

Previously, Dong-Su was Vice President and GM of Samsung Ventures America where he managed offices in Menlo Park, Boston, London, and Tel Aviv. He has led the investment of over thirty companies in diverse sectors including semiconductors (Soft Machines, Verisilicon, Wave Computing), equipment (DCG Systems, IMS, Reno Subsystems), materials (Nanosys, NexPlanar, Voltaix), and storage systems (Pure Storage).

Prior to joining Samsung Ventures, he was a Director at Asia Evolution, an investment bank in Korea covering mid-market financing, private placement, and M&As.

Before that, he was a Director at the Technology Strategy Office of Samsung Electronics. As the CTO’s staff, he was responsible for strategic venture investments and technology alliances. He also worked in technology planning for Samsung’s Telecom R&D center, responsible for discovering new research topics. Dong-Su started his professional career as a Technical Leader at Samsung Fiber Optics Business Unit in development of fiber optic components.

His past Board Director appointments include Datera, Digital Specialty Chemicals, Femtometrix, Inpria, Reno Subsystems, SBA Materials, SVXR, D2S, DCG Systems (acquired by FEI), NexPlanar (acquired by Cabot), Voltaix (acquired by Air Liquide), Panasas, and Pixtronix (acquired by Qualcomm). Dong-Su also served on the Investment Advisory Committee for Sierra Ventures.

Dong-Su has earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and a B.S. with Honors in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Richard Kurtz

VP Corporate Business Development, Bio-Rad

Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Bio-Rad Laboratories

Richard Kurtz, Ph.D. is the Vice President of Corporate Business Development for Bio-Rad Laboratories, a life science research and clinical diagnostics company that has been serving customers worldwide since 1952. In his current role, Richard reports to the company’s Chief Strategy officer and executes corporate strategies to deliver long-term company growth, focusing on acquisitions, partnerships and technology licensing in both Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics. Richard also coordinates Bio-Rad Corporate Venture Fund investments in start-up companies with innovative products and technologies focusing on research, diagnostics and health care.

Richard has 15 years of industry experience. Previously, Richard was the Marketing Director for the Life Science Gene Expression Division, a role in which he managed long-term product-line strategies, product development and global commercialization activities for one of Bio-Rad’s largest Life Science product portfolios. He has extensive experience in strategic business planning, technology assessment, product development and commercialization. Richard received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Northwestern University prior to transitioning into industry.

BIO : (NYSE) Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of products for the life science research and clinical diagnostics markets.

John Langan, PhD

CTO, EMD Electronics

Chief Technology Officer at the Electronics Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (EMD Electronics)

John is a seasoned innovation expert in the semiconductor industry with over 35 years of experience in R&D with a deep passion for innovation and technological advancement. As the Chief Technology Officer of the Electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, John oversees the development and execution of the business sector’s technology strategy, ensuring that they remain at the forefront of the industry and meet their customers' ever-changing needs.

John began his career at Air Products in 1988. Over the next decade, he took on various roles within the organization, including Research Scientist, Technology Manager, and Business Development Manager. In 2000, John joined Lam Research as Director of Technology. In 2005, he returned to Air Products to become the company’s Electronics Division Head of R&D. He became Chief Technology Officer of Versum Materials after that division spun out of Air Products. He kept this position when the company was later acquired by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a vibrant science and technology company that operates in three business sectors – Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. In the United States and Canada, the Electronics business sector operates as EMD Electronics.

John holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Columbia University and was a post-doctoral associate at MIT. He’s based in Carlsbad, California.

John “Rick” LeMoine, MD

CMIO, Sharp HealthCare

Chief Medical Information Officer, Sharp HealthCare

John R. (Rick) LeMoine, MD, FACP, is the chief medical information officer for Sharp HealthCare. He is responsible for providing medical direction and physician counsel for Clinical Effectiveness and Information Systems.

A graduate of Dalhousie Medical School in Nova Scotia, Canada, Dr. LeMoine completed his fellowship program in pulmonary and critical medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has served on the faculty of medicine at both Dalhousie University and UCSD.

Prior to his current role at Sharp HealthCare, Dr. LeMoine held leadership roles with the Medical Society of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Medical Association. He also served as executive director for insured programs and clinical rationalization for the government of Nova Scotia.

Dr. LeMoine has had a keen interest in clinical information systems since joining Sharp HealthCare in 1982. His research interests and activities have included pulmonary and venous thromboembolism and community-acquired pneumonia.

Dr. Quinn Li

SVP & Global Head, Qualcomm Ventures

SVP & Global Head, Qualcomm Ventures

Quinn oversees Qualcomm’s $1B global venture investment portfolio of 150+ companies across seven global regions. Quinn and his team invest in key areas such as 5G, AI, Automotive, IoT and Networking to help expand Qualcomm’s ecosystem of customers and partners. He currently serves as a board member or observer in Airspan, ClearMotion, Cohesity, Innovium, Pensando and RetailNext. Quinn has led over a dozen investments with successful exits in A123 Systems, Eero, InvenSense, Powercloud Systems and Zoom.

Quinn started his career as an engineer working on 3G wireless technology and standards development at Lucent Technologies. Prior to joining Qualcomm Ventures, he worked in product management and business development in IBM Systems and Technology Group. Earlier, he worked on wireless technology development at Broadcom.

Quinn received his MBA from Cornell University, and his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.

David Marino

Co-Founder & Senior EVP, Hughes Marino

Co-Founder & Senior EVP, Hughes Marino

David Marino is a principal and senior executive vice president of Hughes Marino, the largest tenant representation company in San Diego. David specializes in high-value, time-critical and complex transactions for technology, life science and business service companies. He is an expert in the strategic planning, market assessment, financial analysis, business terms structuring and negotiations aspects of commercial real estate. David is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and has been exclusively representing tenants since 1991, completing over 11,000,000 square feet, comprised of over 1,000 transactions. Between 1989 and 1991, David worked at Trammell Crow Company, then the largest commercial real estate owner in the U.S. where he learned the business from the landlord side of the table. David has a broad business background as an early stage angel investor in over twenty companies and is a LP in venture capital funds including Mission Ventures, Windward Ventures, Hamilton Bioventures and Avalon Ventures.

Craig Miller

President, Global Space Networks, Viasat

President, Global Space Networks, Viasat

Craig Miller leads our Global Space Networks organization. Craig joined Viasat in 1995, and has held numerous technology, business and strategic leadership roles including: President of Government Systems, the segment’s Chief Technology Officer where he was responsible for establishing and communicating the technical strategy and roadmaps for a diverse portfolio of defense products and services: including satellite communications, tactical networks, information assurance, cyber/network security and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

Craig also launched the Viasat Government Systems Space Business, developing Link 16-enabled LEO satellites; creating a space-to-space relay technologies for NASA’s CSP Program; building out Viasat’s mobile satellite communications ground gateway systems; and advancing Viasat’s Hybrid Adaptive Network capabilities.

Prior to Viasat, Craig worked at Hughes Missile Systems Group in Tucson, Arizona, where he was responsible for implementation of Electronic Counter Measures for the AAMRAM Missile System. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with emphasis on Communications and Signal Processing from the University of Arizona.

Bardia Moayedi

Partner, Snell & Wilmer

Partner, Snell & Wilmer

Bardia Moayedi is a corporate and securities partner, chair of the firm’s Technology Industry Group and co-chair of the firm's Life Sciences Industry Group. He primarily advises emerging growth and public companies throughout their life cycles as well as venture capital and private equity firms, particularly in the life sciences, high-technology, financial technology, food and beverage, and clean-technology industries.

Bardia has significant experience representing companies and financial firms in a broad range of general corporate governance and transactional matters, including venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, debt offerings, spin-offs/divestitures, joint ventures, IPOs, follow-on offerings, and tender offers. He is a trusted advisor, often serving as the go-to outside counsel or lead counsel to his clients.

Prior to attending law school, Bardia worked at a prominent investment bank, where he focused on hedge funds and private equity funds. As an undergraduate, he played ice and roller hockey at UCLA.

Zachary Myers

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Zach Myers is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he specializes in corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and general corporate representation. He represents private and public companies in the technology and life sciences sectors—especially biotechnology and medical device companies—in complex, high-value transactions.  He has represented a number of leading companies in venture capital financings, helping them raise millions of dollars needed to fund, grow, and expand their businesses. He has also assisted numerous clients that have gone public, listing on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ markets.

Rodd Novak

VP Corporate Planning & Development, pSemi

VP Corporate Planning & Development, pSemi

Rodd Novak is the VP of Corporate Planning and Development for pSemi Corporation with more than 20 years of executive-level experience.  A well-rounded corporate strategist, he has successfully built and led international business divisions from inception to profitability.  Rodd originally joined pSemi in 2002 and held multiple positions including Chief Marketing Officer, VP of Marketing, Sales and Business Development.  Under his leadership, pSemi increased revenue at a 30% CAGR for 10yrs, created three business units and expanded its global sales network. Before that, Rodd held positions with CTS Corporation, Northrop Grumman/Xetron and interned at Comsat Laboratories. Rodd received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and his MBA from Xavier University.

Carlos Nunez, M.D.

CMO, ResMed

Chief Medical Officer, ResMed

Carlos M. Nunez, M.D., was appointed ResMed’s chief medical officer in January 2017. Prior to joining ResMed, he was senior vice president of Medical Affairs at Becton, Dickinson and Company, leading the Office of Science, Medicine and Technology for its largest division. Before that, he was chief medical officer at CareFusion, where he built and led a global team that provided company-wide medical oversight.

From 2000 to 2011, Carlos was chief physician executive at Picis, Inc., an industry-leading medical informatics company that became part of the Optum division of UnitedHealth Group. At Picis/Optum, Carlos provided medical leadership and clinical direction for corporate strategy, marketing, product development, sales, implementation and customer relations for global markets.

Before working in the medtech industry, Carlos was a practicing anesthesiologist, intensivist and hospitalist; director of critical care research, informatics and analytics; and the Duke University educational affiliation at Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast.

Carlos received his medical doctorate from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he also completed his postgraduate training in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and clinical research.

Eddy Ortiz

VP of Innovation & Solution Acceleration, Royal Bank of Canada

VP of Innovation & Solution Acceleration, Royal Bank of Canada

 Eddy, the Vice President of Solution Acceleration & Innovation at RBC, is responsible for driving disruptive digital innovation. With labs in Toronto, San Francisco, London, Luxembourg, New York & Orlando, RBC is partnering with a diverse set of players, including startups & academia, to access & drive emerging trends.

For almost 20 years, Eddy has been key in leading RBC’s digital strategy, including the launch of the first mobile banking application, the invention & patent of Secure Cloud technology, and maintains uniquely strong relationships with Silicon Valley.

Rajesh Pankaj, Ph.D.

EVP, CTO, InterDigital

EVP, Chief Technology Officer, InterDigital

 Rajesh Pankaj is InterDigital’s EVP, Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s technology vision and strategy and advancing the company’s technology roadmaps. Dr. Pankaj works closely with other executives to partner with internal R&I efforts, external investments and corporate development in executing the company’s technology vision.

Dr. Rajesh Pankaj is an inventor and a technology executive with deep expertise in wireless research in 3G, 4G and 5G and in emerging areas like deep learning. He joined InterDigital in July 2022 from Qualcomm where he oversaw research in 5G, 4G LTE, augmented reality and other technologies, contributing to an industry-leading wireless and mobile computing patent portfolio. During his 25-year tenure, Dr. Pankaj most recently served as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Head of Corporate R&D, managing a global team of engineers focused on Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing and new technologies.

A prolific innovator, Dr. Pankaj is an inventor or co-inventor on 230 patents worldwide.

Dr. Pankaj holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree of technology in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Dr. Karthik Ranganthan

WW VP, Alaris Business Leader, BD

WW VP, Alaris Business Leader, Becton Dickinson

Karthik leads global ~$1B Alaris infusion business, including capital equipment, interoperability, and analytics offerings. During his 14 years at Becton Dickinson, Karthik has held many positions ranging from Manager of Advanced Concept Development all the way to Vice President. He is an experienced leader of large global healthcare businesses. Karthik is comfortable with conceptualizing, launching, and scaling “new to the world” innovation, as well as managing large and mature businesses. Before working at BD, Karthik held the position of Research Scientist at PocketSonics, Inc. He was the first full-time employee of the company, and he helped lead R&D and played a key role in designing and building PocketSonics’s device. Karthik also co-invented a patent on novel ultrasound signal processing during this time.

Karthik received his MBA in General Management from Harvard’s Business School. He also holds a PhD from the University of Virginia in Biomedical Engineering. It was here that he performed his independent dissertation research on ultrasound imaging systems.

Eric Reed

VP, Channel Sales & Business Development, TriNet

VP, Channel Sales & Business Development, TriNet

Eric serves as the VP, Channel Sales overseeing the national channel strategy for TriNet. In this capacity, Eric works to develop key partnerships and alliances that enable top line growth through the partner ecosystem.

Prior to this role, Eric served as the VP, Sales Enablement where he designed and stood up a high-performing, nationwide Sales Development organization to drive top of funnel lead generation. Eric also oversaw curriculum, content curation and delivery of all L&D programs for sellers and sales leaders.

Further, Eric drives his teams to empower and enable entrepreneurs of small and medium-sized businesses to do their ‘why’.

As a collaborative and innovative senior leader, Eric has extensive experience driving business growth, transformation, and sustainability for high-profile Technology organizations.

Before TriNet, Eric spent almost 20 years at Verizon and held multiple senior leadership roles within the organization.

Prior to leaving Verizon, Eric was the Consumer Vice President where he led consumer distribution and operations for the West Region.

Eric received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Biola University.

Kenneth Rollins

Partner, Cooley LLP

Partner, Cooley LLP

Mr. Rollins has a general corporate transactional practice, representing emerging and late stage private companies and public companies in a wide range of corporate and securities matters, including private financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, strategic collaborations, commercial agreements, corporate governance matters, and employment and compensation arrangements. He also advises venture capital firms in connection with financings and other transactions.

Mr. Rollins is counsel to companies in diverse industries, including information technology, biotechnology, medical device, retail, semiconductor, software and cleantech. His clients range from start-ups to public companies with hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenues.

Todd Stallard

GM US IoT, Sigma Connectivity

General Manager - US IoT, Sigma Connectivity

With over 20 years of experience in the tech industry, Todd Stallard leads and scales high-performance teams across various domains and regions. As the GM- US IoT at Sigma Connectivity, he oversees a diversified portfolio of services that address multiple verticals, such as MedTech, automotive, supply chain, wearables, climate tech, agriculture tech, and consumer devices. Todd helps clients innovate, create value, and grow with connected solutions and devices that leverage 5G IoT, RF connectivity design, mechanical, and optoelectronics.

He’s also a founding member of the Holomedicine Association, a pioneering organization that promotes the use of augmented, mixed, and virtual reality for practicing and delivering medicine through sensory camera technology. Todd uses his skills and expertise in experiential marketing, product marketing, strategy, and innovation to drive customer success and satisfaction, and to build long-term relationships with partners and clients. He is motivated by the mission to positively impact the world with cutting-edge technology and human-centric design.

Mehul Udani

VP of Corporate Technology & Innovation, Murata Americas

Vice President of Corporate Technology & Innovation, Murata Americas

Mehul is focused on leveraging the innovation continuum to drive Murata’s growth in North America. From ideation to implementation, this includes new business creation, incubation, investment opportunities, and strategic partnerships. His market areas of expertise intersect numerous industries: healthcare, energy, mobility, connectivity, and wireless.

Mehul has 25 years of Semiconductor, Wireless, Sales, Technical Marketing and Business Development experience. He has a proven track record for cultivating business in new segments, launching new product strategies, creating successful business partnerships, and growing revenue.

He received his BS in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and MS from Johns Hopkins University.

Rory Moore

Rory Moore

EvoNexus CEO & Co-Founder, Founder, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. & Silicon Wave, Inc.
Vice Admiral Walter Davis

Vice Admiral Walter Davis

EvoNexus Co-Founder & VP Organizational Dev., Former Navy N6, Dir. Space Systems, Information Warfare Systems, Command & Control Systems
Gene Dantsker, Ph.D., MBA

Gene Dantsker, Ph.D., MBA

EvoNexus Executive Advisor, Former Sr. Director of Business Development & Licensing, Qualcomm
Rich Stewart

Rich Stewart

EvoNexus Executive Advisor & 5G Portfolio Director, Former Senior Director, Qualcomm
Richard Baldridge

Richard Baldridge

EvoNexus Chairman, Director, ViaSat Director
Tim Holl

Tim Holl

EvoNexus Treasurer, Partner, Ernst & Young
John Major

John Major

EvoNexus Chairman Emeritus, Former Chairman, Broadcom
Ron Melanson

Ron Melanson

EvoNexus Silicon Valley Chief Engineer & Operations, Former VP Hardware Engineering, Sun Microsystems & Oracle
Kathy Ouellette

Kathy Ouellette

EvoNexus Vice Chairman, CEO & President, Perma Pure
Steve Rowles

Steve Rowles

EvoNexus Secretary, Managing Partner, Morrison Foerster
Marco Thompson

Marco Thompson

Partner, Express Ventures
Behrooz Abdi

Behrooz Abdi

Strategic Advisor, TDK InvenSense
Derek Aberle

Derek Aberle

Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chairman, VIREWIRX
Behnam Analui

Behnam Analui

Co-Founder, Abtum
Meenu Annamalai

Meenu Annamalai

VP, Senior Institutional Client Executive, T Rowe Price Associates
Alex Arrow, M.D.

Alex Arrow, M.D.

CFO, Strateos, Inc.
Ziad Asghar

Ziad Asghar

SVP, Product Management - Snapdragon Technologies & Roadmap, Qualcomm
Alex Balazs

Alex Balazs

CTO, Intuit
Andy Ballester

Andy Ballester

Co-Founder, GoFundMe, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, EyePop.AI
Jordan Becker

Jordan Becker

VP & GM Geospatial Intelligence & ISR, BAE Systems
Mike Benvenuti

Mike Benvenuti

Fund Manager, Cove Fund
Charles Bergan

Charles Bergan

VP Engineering, Qualcomm Wireless Research and Development
Jeff Bocan

Jeff Bocan

Partner, Okapi Venture Capital
Joe Boerio

Joe Boerio

EVP, Chief Risk & Transformation Officer, Franklin Templeton Investments
Dr. Ivo Bolsens

Dr. Ivo Bolsens

Mentor, Former SVP, AMD
Andrew Bolwell

Andrew Bolwell

Chief Disrupter and Global Head of Tech Ventures and Incubation, HP, Inc.
Matt Borer

Matt Borer

Associate Director, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, BD Biosciences
Mark Bowles

Mark Bowles

Founder, ecoATM/ Truvian
John Buhler

John Buhler

Member Board Of Directors, Mopec
Ross Bundy

Ross Bundy

CEO, CRISPR QC
Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch

CEO, Syntiant
Niall Casey, JD

Niall Casey, JD

Co-Founder & CTO, Carlsmed
Girish Chandran

Girish Chandran

Corporate CTO, Viasat
Dr. Tallis Chang

Dr. Tallis Chang

Co-Founder & COO, Obsidian Sensors
Stephan Chenette

Stephan Chenette

CTO, AttackIQ
Arun Chetty

Arun Chetty

Managing Director, Intel Capital
Mike Cordonnier

Mike Cordonnier

CEO & Co-Founder, Carlsmed
Frank Creede

Frank Creede

Mentor, Former CTO, Anterix
Jeff Cunningham

Jeff Cunningham

Senior Investment Manager, Lockheed Martin Ventures
Suzie Dergham

Suzie Dergham

CEO, Guru
John DeNuzzio Ph.D.

John DeNuzzio Ph.D.

Principal, DeNuzzio MedTech Consulting
Rob Douglas

Rob Douglas

Advisor, ResMed Inc.
William Eigner

William Eigner

Partner, Business/Technology Team, Procopio
Dr. Moudy Elbayadi

Dr. Moudy Elbayadi

SVP & CTO, Shutterfly, Inc.
Mouna Elkhatib

Mouna Elkhatib

CEO/CTO/Co-Founder, AONDevices
Dana Escobar

Dana Escobar

CLO & GM, Semiconductor, Adeia
Daniel Franke

Daniel Franke

Investment Director, M Ventures
Todd Friedman

Todd Friedman

CISO, ResMed
Brett Galloway

Brett Galloway

CEO, AttackIQ
Dr. Rakhi Garg

Dr. Rakhi Garg

Product Management - Sleep & Respiratory Care, Philips Healthcare
Burton Goldfield

Burton Goldfield

President & CEO, TriNet
Adam Gould

Adam Gould

CEO, Lynq Technologies
Matt Grob

Matt Grob

CTO, GlobalStar & VIREWIRX
Jason Halac

Jason Halac

Senior Director, Dexcom Ventures
Steve Hart

Steve Hart

Co-Founder, EVP, CTO, Viasat
Paul Hartke

Paul Hartke

Fellow, AMD
Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris

President & Co-Founder, CureMetrix
Gary Hayslip

Gary Hayslip

CISO, SoftBank Investment Advisors
Kevin Hell

Kevin Hell

President & CEO, mPower Technology, Inc.
Mark Hellinger

Mark Hellinger

Co-Founder & CEO, Videate, Co-Founder & former CEO, Xyleme
Michael J. Hennessy, M.D.

Michael J. Hennessy, M.D.

Independent Medical Practice Professional
Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

President & CEO, GroGuru
Dr. Michael Hill

Dr. Michael Hill

Global Head, Science, Technology, and Innovation, Science Innovations, LLC
Tim Hoerr

Tim Hoerr

CEO & Managing Partner, Serra Ventures
Dr. John Hong

Dr. John Hong

CEO, Obsidian Sensors
Henry Huang

Henry Huang

Investment Director, TDK Ventures
George Imthurn

George Imthurn

Principal Engineer, Qualcomm
Kristi Jaska

Kristi Jaska

VP Customer Experience, ViaSat
Kanaan Jemili, PhD

Kanaan Jemili, PhD

Co-Founder & CEO, Visaic
Ben Jenkins

Ben Jenkins

Founder & CEO, Innovations Realized, LLC
John Kaewell

John Kaewell

Advisor to the CTO & Chief Technology Office Fellow, InterDigital
Dr. Seung Kang

Dr. Seung Kang

VP Semiconductor Strategy, Adeia
Prashant Kantak

Prashant Kantak

Mentor, Former Founder, Qualcomm Ventures
Pankaj Kedia

Pankaj Kedia

Founder & Managing Partner, 2468 Ventures
Irfan Khan

Irfan Khan

Mentor, former Senior Engineering Leader, Qualcomm
Dong-Su Kim, Ph.D.

Dong-Su Kim, Ph.D.

CEO & Board Member, Corporate EVP, LG Technology Ventures
Bridget Kimball

Bridget Kimball

EvoNexus Executive in Residence, Former VP Engineering & Chief Architect, Consumer Group, Intuit
Kelly Ko, PhD

Kelly Ko, PhD

VP Innovation & Strategic Initiatives, Sharp HealthCare
Mike Knowles

Mike Knowles

CEO, One Stop Systems
Pankaj Kukkal

Pankaj Kukkal

EVP MCU/MPU Engineering, NXP
Ashok Kamal

Ashok Kamal

Executive Director, NuFund
John D. King

John D. King

Co-Founder & CEO, Hyperlight Energy
Kim Davis King

Kim Davis King

Partner at Launch Factory, Co-Director at StartR & Adjunct Professor, SDSU & UC San Diego
Jason Knapp

Jason Knapp

Founder, CraftedPour.com
Carlos Kokron

Carlos Kokron

VP & Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
Masashi “Mac” Kubota

Masashi “Mac” Kubota

Corporate Venturing Manager (CTO function), Murata
Tolga Kurtoglu

Tolga Kurtoglu

Mentor, Former CTO & Global Head of HP Labs, HP Inc.
Dr. Richard Kurtz

Dr. Richard Kurtz

VP Corporate Business Development, Bio-Rad
Ryan Lakin

Ryan Lakin

Divisional VP, R&D, Abbott
Gregg Landis, M.D.

Gregg Landis, M.D.

System Chief of Vascular Surgery, Northwell Health
John Langan, PhD

John Langan, PhD

CTO, EMD Electronics
Dr. Thomas Lawrie

Dr. Thomas Lawrie

CMO, Sharp Memorial Hospital
John “Rick” LeMoine, MD

John “Rick” LeMoine, MD

CMIO, Sharp HealthCare
Robert Levine

Robert Levine

CEO, TrustFour
Dr. Quinn Li

Dr. Quinn Li

SVP & Global Head, Qualcomm Ventures
Charlie Liu

Charlie Liu

Co-Founder & COO, Sora Union
Rich Longo

Rich Longo

Senior Advisor, Global Banking, Financial Technology, Digital Currency, PE & Principal Investors, McKinsey & Company
Jeff Lorbeck, Ph.D.

Jeff Lorbeck, Ph.D.

SVP & GM, Connected Smart Systems, Qualcomm
Giovanni Magni

Giovanni Magni

Mentor, Former EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Bio-Rad
Jeremy Malecha

Jeremy Malecha

CEO & Co-Founder, Biocanic
Ziad Mansour

Ziad Mansour

Mentor, Former SVP Engineering, Qualcomm Inc.
David Marino

David Marino

Co-Founder & Senior EVP, Hughes Marino
Massimo Mascaro, Ph.D.

Massimo Mascaro, Ph.D.

Distinguished Technical Director of Applied AI, Google
Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews

VP Commercialization, Fabric8Labs
Geoffrey Mayne

Geoffrey Mayne

Staff Engineer, Fabric8Labs
Marques McCammon

Marques McCammon

President, Karma Automotive
Elan Mevasse

Elan Mevasse

Head - Banking Solutions, Very Good Security
Craig Miller

Craig Miller

President, Global Space Networks, Viasat
Howard Mirowitz

Howard Mirowitz

Manager, Cove Fund II
Oliver Mitchell

Oliver Mitchell

Venture Partner, ff Venture Capital
Robert Mittendorff, M.D.

Robert Mittendorff, M.D.

General Partner & Head of Healthcare, B Capital Group
Bardia Moayedi

Bardia Moayedi

Partner, Snell & Wilmer
Dr. Anton Monk

Dr. Anton Monk

Mentor, Former VP & CTO of Wireless Initiatives, ViaSat
Michael Moreno

Michael Moreno

Principal Business Development Manager, VC and Startups (WWPS), Amazon Web Services
Malek Moubasher

Malek Moubasher

CEO, Agora Neos, Inc.
Zachary Myers

Zachary Myers

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Nandhu Nandhakumar

Nandhu Nandhakumar

CTO, Alat, Former SVP, Office of the CTO, LG Electronics
Rodd Novak

Rodd Novak

VP Corporate Planning & Development, pSemi
Carlos Nunez, M.D.

Carlos Nunez, M.D.

CMO, ResMed
Peter Oneppo

Peter Oneppo

Founder, SerenityEHS
Eddy Ortiz

Eddy Ortiz

VP of Innovation & Solution Acceleration, Royal Bank of Canada
Ernie Ozaki

Ernie Ozaki

Mentor, Former VP, Hardware Engineering Group, Corporate R&D, Qualcomm
Rajesh Pankaj, Ph.D.

Rajesh Pankaj, Ph.D.

EVP, CTO, InterDigital
Amir Panush

Amir Panush

CEO, CEVA, Inc
Mike Perry

Mike Perry

Executive Chairman, Avive Solutions
Malcolm Pond, MD

Malcolm Pond, MD

Licensed Cardiologist
Dr. Karthik Ranganthan

Dr. Karthik Ranganthan

WW VP, Alaris Business Leader, BD
Eric Reed

Eric Reed

VP, Channel Sales & Business Development, TriNet
Ron Reedy

Ron Reedy

Founder & CEO, Skeyeon
Hemanth Reddy

Hemanth Reddy

CSO, ResMed Inc.
Meg Redlin

Meg Redlin

Product Line Manager, Mission Solutions, BAE Systems, Inc.
Howard Robin, MD

Howard Robin, MD

President & CEO, LJ Pathology Consultants, Inc.
Lieutenant General Terry Robling (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Terry Robling (Ret.)

Lieutenant General, Ret., USMC
Kenneth Rollins

Kenneth Rollins

Partner, Cooley LLP
Christopher Rowan

Christopher Rowan

Founder & Managing Partner, Arscientia
J.C. Ruffalo

J.C. Ruffalo

Venture Partner, Cove Fund
Dr. Barry Sandrew

Dr. Barry Sandrew

Senior Director of Entrepreneurship, Westcliff University
Chris Schaffer

Chris Schaffer

Partner, Fisher Broyles LLP
Peter Schaffer

Peter Schaffer

VP Investment Sales, Avantax Wealth Management
Ted Schilowitz

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist, Paramount Pictures
Brad Schoening

Brad Schoening

Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Dr. Nambi Seshadri

Dr. Nambi Seshadri

Mentor, Former VP & CTO, Mobile Platforms & Wireless Connectivity Groups, Broadcom
Sanyogita Shamsunder, Ph.D., MBA

Sanyogita Shamsunder, Ph.D., MBA

Head of Global Network Edge, Google
Chris Shimojima

Chris Shimojima

Mentor, Former CEO, Provide Commerce
Chet Silvestri

Chet Silvestri

CEO, iCoin