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.
Ralph Birchmeier, CFA
EvoNexus FinTech Selection Committee Member
Fmr Partner, Global Investment Firm
Ralph is a former partner at a $30 billion AUM global investment firm where he headed Financials industry coverage including banks, insurers, real estate concerns and asset managers. He and his team routinely met with C-suite personnel at companies to determine their investment merits, and periodically with fintechs, insurtechs and IT professionals at large banks and insurers. He also helped construct global equity portfolios as a co-PM on various strategies. He retired at the end of 2018 to focus on personal investing and to become more involved in private company investments. He is an advisor on one insurtech and at Nex3, a New York based fintech accelerator, and an investor in multiple seed stage start ups. He is also a member of Tech Coast Angels’ San Diego chapter, both participating in and leading due diligence for potential investments.
In previous roles he worked as a CPA at one of the large accounting firms, for a quantitative investment manager focusing on derivative overlay and other quantitative strategies, obtained his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and earned his MBA from Columbia Business School with honors in 1999.