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.
Pieter van Rooyen, Ph.D.
FMR CEO at Edico Genome
Pieter is a serial entrepreneur with a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience inventing and successfully commercializing breakthrough technologies. He’s held multiple senior management positions including the CEO and co-founder of three high tech, venture back start-ups across a broad range of industries including semiconductors, wireless, healthcare, life sciences, image processing and retail automation. Pieter’s passion for bringing innovative technologies to market led to raising over $100MM in equity financing and $550MM in M&A transactions.
Initially launching his career as an academic in the field of electrical engineering, he made a successful transition to the world of entrepreneurialism. Over the last 18 years, Pieter impacted multiple markets, building a portfolio of over 150 issued patents, 50 technical papers, and authoring two academic books. Most recently, he was the co-founder, President and CEO of Edico Genome, a leading secondary analysis solution provider for Next-Generation DNA Sequencing and a recent acquisition by Illumina in May 2018.
Pieter has a talent for inventing complex and technical products, building synergistic leadership teams, and creating significant shareholder value across a broad range of industries. Hi passion for taking numerous ideas from concept to a commercialized product has made a significant impact on the field of technology.
His areas of expertise include: Technology Commercialization, Product Development, High Tech Inventions, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Revenue and Sales Growth, Executive Team Leadership, Equity Financing, Start-ups, Genomics, Wireless Communications, Mergers and Acquistions, Patent Portfolios.