Board of Directors

CONNECT’s Board of Directors is a virtual who’s who of San Diego. This list presents successful entrepreneurs multiple times over, internationally respected and regarded innovators, and highly sought after executives. The Board of Directors represents the best San Diego has to offer both professionally as well as philanthropically. They now through CONNECT give back to San Diego. CONNECT thanks our Board of Directors for their time and support.

CONNECT ASSOCIATION C6 BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Ted Roth : Roth Capital Partners (Chair)

Julia Brown : UC San Diego Board of Trustees

Karen B. Dow : Sughrue Mion, PLLC

David Hall : Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Greg Horowitt : Global CONNECT

Nick Leibham : K&L Gates, LLP

Anton Monk : Entropic

Tyler Orion

Bill Walton : San Diego Sport Innovators

 

CONNECT FOUNDATION C3 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Paul Laikind : ViaCyte, Inc. (Chair)

Trindl Reeves : Barney & Barney LLC (Vice Chair)

Marco Thompson : Express Ventures (Vice Chair)

Taylor Stevens : Morrison & Foerster LLP (Secretary)

Bob Sullivan : Rady School of Management, UC San Diego (Treasurer)

Jordan Becker : BAE Systems

Dave Bialis : Cox Communications

Bill Carpenter : DriveCam

Karen B. Dow : Sughrue Mion, PLLC

David Down : KPMG

John Dunn

Sanford Ehrlich

Nathan Fletcher : Qualcomm Incorporated

David Hale : Hale BioPharma Ventures LLC

Mike Hird : Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Phil Jelsma : McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Stath Karras : Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

Michael Kinkelaar : Procopio Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Catherine Mackey : MindPiece Partners

Tyler Orion : Interim President, CONNECT

Ted Roth : Roth Capital Partners, LLC

Mary Walshok : UC San Diego Extension

David Webb : The Scripps Research Institute

Scott Wolfe : Latham & Watkins, LLP

 

CONNECT FOUNDATION C3 BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Paul Laikind : ViaCyte, Inc. (Chair)

Trindl Reeves : Barney & Barney LLC (Vice chair)

Marco Thompson : Express Ventures (Vice chair)

Taylor Stevens : Morrison & Foerster LLP (Secretary)

Bob Sullivan : Rady School of Management, UC San Diego (Treasurer)

Mike Hird : Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Chair of Nominating & Governance Committee)

David Down : KPMG LLP (Chair of Audit Committee)

Mike Alfred : BrightScope

Dick Atkinson : University of California

Chris Baker : SDG&E

Jordan Becker : BAE Systems

Dave Bialis : Cox Communications

Phil Blair : Manpower Inc.

Rick Bregman : Bank of America, San Diego

David Brenner : UC San Diego School of Medicine

Bruce Breslau: Union Bank

Julia Brown : UC San Diego Board of Trustees

Sandra Brown : UC San Diego

Barbara Bry : Blackbird Ventures

Malin Burnham : Burnham Foundation

Ross Burningham : DLA Piper

Mark Cafferty : San Diego Regional EDC

Bill Carpenter : DriveCam, Inc.

Jerry Caulder : Finistere Ventures, LLC

Amanda Clardy : Life Technologies

Luiz Cruz : Verizon Wireless

Michael Cunningham : National University

Bill Davidson : Qualcomm Incorporated

Ray Dittamore : Retired, Ernst & Young LLP

Karen B. Dow : Sughrue Mion, PLLC

David Down: KPMG

John Dunn

Sandy Ehrlich

Peter Farrell : ResMed

Stan Fleming : Forward Ventures

Nathan Fletcher : Qualcomm Incorporated

Scot Ginsburg : Hughes Marino

Dan Goldin : The Intellisis Corporation

David Hale : Hale BioPharma Ventures LLC

David Hall : Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

David Hayhurst : San Diego State University

Mike Hird : Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Tim Holl : Ernst & Young LLP

Greg Horowitt : Global CONNECT

Anthony Insogna : Jones Day

Irwin Jacobs : Qualcomm Incorporated

Phil Jelsma : McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Kim Kamdar : Domain Associates, LLC

Katherine A. Kantardjieff : Cal State San Marcos

Stath Karras : Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

Steven Keller : Knowledge Made Solutions, Inc.

Lou Kelly : Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT)

Pradeep Khosla : UC San Diego

Michael Kinkelaar : Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Mike Krupp

Carl Kukkonen : Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.

Nicholas Leibham : K&L Gates LLP

Catherine Mackey : MindPiece Partners

Rob McCray : Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance

Tyson McDowell : Avadyne Health

Diego Miralles : Johnson & Johnson

Bill Molloie : PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Anton Monk : Entropic

Rory Moore : CommNexus San Diego

Glenn Mosier : UBS Financial Services

Robert Nascenzi

Tina Nova : Genoptix, Inc.

Tyler Orion

Eric Otterson : Cooley, LLP

Joe Panetta : BIOCOM

Cub Parker : Retired, Imperial Bank; Tech Coast Angels

Dan Pegg : Retired, San Diego Regional EDC; Qualcomm Incorporated

Tom Pellette : Solar Turbines

Gary Phillips: Tech Coast Angels

Peter Preuss : The Preuss Foundation

David Pyke : University of San Diego

Gwen Rosenberg : Senomyx

Ted Roth : ROTH Capital Partners, LLC

Jerry Sanders : San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

John Sarkisian : SKLZ

Jim Schaeffer : Merck Research Laboratories

Peter Shaw : Shaw Management Advisors

Bhasker Shetty : Pfizer Inc.

Kirt Shuldberg : Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP

Abby Silverman Weiss: Dispute Resolutions

Bob Slapin : San Diego Software Industry Council

Kenneth Slaght : General Dynamics

Larry Smarr : Calit2, UC San Diego

Andrew Spector : SAIC

Chris Steinhardt : Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

Juli Stone Moran : Deloitte

David Titus : San Diego Venture Group

Mary Walshok : UC San Diego Extension

Bill Walton : SD Sport Innovators

Jim Waring : CleanTECH San Diego

Marty Waters : Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

David Webb : The Scripps Research Institute

Steve Williams : SENTRE Partners

Scott Wolfe : Latham & Watkins, LLP

Buzz Woolley : Girard Capital Inc./Girard Foundation