SAN DIEGO, July 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Six technology industry leaders were elected on June 8th to the Board of Directors of EvoNexus, further expanding the breadth of important corporate partnerships with Southern California's leading technology incubator, EvoNexus.
"Whether it's working with California's leading commercial real estate developer, the pioneer in financial accounting and tax preparation software business and financial software, a top 20 global financial services & technology innovation bank, a global leader in electronic components across hundreds of markets, the world's largest telecom equipment manufacturer, or the leading semiconductor company that invented programmable chips foundational to 1,000s of new electronic products, you can find these companies at EvoNexus as corporate partners. These companies give EvoNexus startups unprecedented access to strategic partnerships, product validation, funding and market access" said EvoNexus CEO and Co-Founder, Rory Moore.
Lauren Kelly, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, The Irvine Company, was elected to the EvoNexus Board of Directors. Lauren Kelly joined Irvine Company in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Office division. In her position, Ms. Kelly is responsible for all aspects of marketing and brand performance for Irvine Company Office Properties. She also oversees New Development and Portfolio Marketing; Customer and Marketplace Insights; Product Innovation; Creative Services and Interactive Marketing.
Bridget Kimball, Chief Architect & Fellow, Intuit (INTU), was also elected the EvoNexus Board of Directors. Bridget is VP and Chief Architect at Intuit's Consumer Group, focusing on products for personal tax and finance management. Previous to Intuit, she was at Comcast and served as President of a joint venture developing next generation conditional access and security products for the cable industry. She has also held senior engineering roles at Motorola, Copper Mountain Networks, General Instrument and Hughes Space and Communications Group.
Eddy Ortiz, Vice President of Innovation & Solution Acceleration, Royal Bank of Canada (RY), was elected to the EvoNexus Board of Directors. Eddy is the Vice President of Solution Acceleration & Innovation responsible for driving disruptive digital innovation. For almost 20 years, Eddy has been key in leading RBC's digital strategy, including the launch of the first mobile banking application, the invention & patent of Secure Cloud technology, and maintains uniquely strong relationships with Silicon Valley.
Go Maruyama, Vice President of Strategic Planning, Murata (Tokyo Exchange: TYO), was elected to the EvoNexus Board of Directors. Go Maruyama has worked at Murata companies for the past 20 years. He is currently on assignment as a vice president of corporate planning at pSemi, a Murata subsidiary based in San Diego, California. Most recently, he served as director of marketing and business development for Murata Investment Co. in Shanghai where he was responsible for new business development in emerging markets, especially focusing on automotive, health care and energy markets.
Stephen Li, Vice President of Technology Planning & Cooperation, Huawei, was elected to the EvoNexus Board of Directors. Stephen Li currently is VP of U.S. Technical Planning & Cooperation for Huawei Technologies. Previously he was a VP at Central Software Institute, leading the EulerOS department that provides the OS platforms for all the major product lines within Huawei. Before joining Huawei Mr. Li held senior technical management positions in the embedded software industry, mostly at Wind River Systems, the provider of VxWorks OS.
Ivo Bolsens, PH.D., Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Xilinx (XLNX), was elected to the EvoNexus Board of Directors. Ivo Bolsens is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), with responsibility for advanced technology development, Xilinx research laboratories (XRL) and Xilinx university program (XUP).
EvoNexus is Southern California's leading startup technology incubator and hub for the startup community with locations in San Diego and Irvine. Our results speak for themselves: EvoNexus portfolio companies have raised over $1.4 billion in funding and outcomes from over 160 venture capitalists, and 22 starts have been acquired. EvoNexus is supported with Class A office space and facilities by California's leading real estate developer, Irvine Company and financially by global technology and life science corporations.
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