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
Strategy Manager, Viasat
Michael Moreno is based in San Diego, California, where he is a strategy manager at Viasat. In previous roles, he has been responsible for identifying investments and developing strategic relationships in disruptive technology sectors including AI/ML, cybersecurity, blockchain, and robotics. As a consultant, Moreno has advised companies on Middle East market-entry, as well as foreign companies investing in American tech.
Moreno began his career with a 26-month tour in Iraq, where he served 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 overseas 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. Prior to Viasat, Moreno led strategy and partnerships for the Dubai-based tech firm Evoteq.
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.