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.
Lawrence Rufrano is the Executive Director of the AFTLab (Advanced Financial Technologies Laboratory) at Standford Engineering. He is a former investment banker and bank regulator with thirty years of experience in the banking industry. While working on Wall Street for major money center banks, he managed over $75 billion of capital markets transactions, including debt issuances, securitizations, credit derivatives, acquisitions and divestitures for the benefit of banks. Mr. Rufrano was Senior Vice President Capital Market Strategies, Bank of America. Previously Mr. Rufrano was Senior Vice President Securitization, Citi Financial Services. As a regulator, Lawrence worked for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC. His tenure lasted from 2006 to 2015. During that time, he worked on strategies with members of the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury to respond to the 2008 financial crisis. Subsequent to the financial crisis, Lawrencecollaborated with banking regulators at the OCC, CFPB and FDIC as well as with Congressional and White House staff members to write new banking regulations under The Dodd-Frank Act. He focused primarily on the consumer sector as well as securitizations, accounting issues and parts of the Volker Rule.
In his current role as an Executive Director, Lawrence focuses on deepening and expanding relationships with banks, investment firms and other financial institutions who are members or wish to become members of the AFT Lab. In addition, he provides a regulatory and business perspective for students and researchers in the AFT Lab and its members.