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.
Michael A. Moreno
EvoNexus FinTech Committee
Strategic Initiatives, Viasat
Michael Moreno is based in San Diego, California, where he is a Director of Strategic Initiatives at Viasat. He works closely with startups and investors to harness new technologies in space, cybersecurity, fintech, AI/ML, and adjacent markets. In previous roles, he has been responsible for developing corporate venture capital strategy while identifying investments and partnerships in disruptive technologies. As a consultant, Moreno has advised companies on international market-entry, as well as foreign companies investing in American tech.
Moreno served as an Operations Officer in the Central Intelligence Agency, and has held positions in the Department of Defense and Department of State. He began his career with a 26-month tour in Iraq as a national security advisor to the Iraqi Government. Following graduate school, Moreno managed a program at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center that taught counterterrorism at the FBI Academy. He completed several more tours in the Middle East before leaving government in 2016 to co-found a market-entry and defense consultancy in Dubai. He also co-founded Volt.ae, a startup accelerating Electric Vehicle adoption in the Middle East.
Moreno has a BA in Organizational Studies from Pitzer College, a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University, and is completing his MBA at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.