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.
EvoNexus San Diego Committee
Venture Capital Investor & Non-Executive Director
A venture capital investor, a non-executive director/interim executive/advisor for startups, an entrepreneur & a Web software product management executive at leading technology companies with over 20 years of leadership track record.
Domain expertise in: IoT, AI, big data, cloud, cybersecurity & blockchain, enterprise collaboration software & online commerce platforms.
Internationally recognized leader in corporate-startup partnerships/investments, having launched & led an industry-leading corporate venturing group.
US citizen. London resident & a recipient of the UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.
As the former Global Managing Director of Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) – the company’s corporate venturing group for early-stage companies. As the global head of Cisco EIR, he worked with startups & scaleups innovating in the Internet of Things, AI/Deep Learning/Big Data, Cloud, Enterprise Mobility, Security & Blockchain. Cisco EIR provided startups/scaleups with opportunities to build strategic relationships with Cisco Business Units & executives, co-working space, software, financial support & potential strategic investments from Cisco. He was previously the Senior Director & General Manager of Social Solutions & Platforms, building & managing Cisco’s Web software products designed to advance social interactions, knowledge management & collaboration for Cisco customers & partners.
Prior to joining Cisco, Tom held various executive & leadership positions at Yahoo! & Microsoft. He also worked as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group & McKenna Group. He holds a master’s degree from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, an MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business & an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics, statistics & economics with honors from Northwestern University.