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.
Executive Director, EvoNexus San Mateo, Fmr Founder & CEO, Cogency Software Fmr CTO, Backstop Solutions Group
Jeffrey Axelrod is currently Executive Director of EvoNexus San Mateo Fintech. He has over 25 years of experience in fintech and enterprise software, with an extensive background in technology, product, business development, and people-leadership. He has served in senior management and founder roles with a successful track record of facilitating company acquisitions.
He was a founder and CEO of Cogency Software, which he started, grew, and exited via an acquisition by Backstop Solutions Group. Cogency developed an industry-leading product suite for asset allocators that included portfolio management, partnership, and fund accounting, investor relations, and research management. After leading the company through growth and acquisition, he became the CTO at Backstop where he oversaw a 100+ person development and product team across multiple cities and counties, delivering SaaS products via the web, mobile, and desktop add-ins. Earlier in his career, Jeffrey held CTO, Head of Product, and various engineering leadership roles building application development platforms, rules-based engines, and portfolio accounting products.
Jeffrey was on the faculty of Columbia University’s Computer Technology and Applications program for six years, where he taught courses in database and application design. He has presented often at finance and mortgage industry conferences on both domain and technology topics.