XEO Class of Spring 2024

Jan 18, 2024

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Connect is thrilled to announce the selection of its third cohort of exceptional individuals joining the XEO program. Following the resounding success of previous cohorts, the XEO program continues to bring together outstanding leaders from forward-thinking companies dedicated to workforce development and innovation.

The trailblazing group of participants from past XEO programs have left already left marks in the tech and life sciences industries, and continue to grow into difference-makers for the better of San Diego. With a diverse assembly of leaders from various backgrounds, the XEO program is poised to nurture collaboration and ingenuity, pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Connect’s unwavering commitment to nurturing talent and fostering innovation has built upon it’s solid foundation within the San Diego innovation community. The XEO program stands as a testament to Connect’s pursuit of excellence. Stay tuned for updates on the remarkable leaders who will be part of the latest cohort.

Alex Southard

Alex Southard

CITY OF SAN DIEGO, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Allison Duchnak

Allison Duchnak

ILLUMINA

Analisa Stiltner

Analisa Stiltner

SHADOWBOX

Andre Buchanan

Andre Buchanan

ATHLETECH

Ashley Blankenship

Ashley Blankenship

THE GOOD FACE PROJECT

Carlos Munoz

Carlos Munoz

REBLOOD RX

Conor Fraher

Conor Fraher

GROOVE

Daniela Tellez

Daniela Tellez

RESMED

Danielle Walker

Danielle Walker

ELI LILLY

Dolores Flores

Dolores Flores

GENERATION STEAM - BIOCOM CALIFORNIA

Eduardo Velasquez

Eduardo Velasquez

SAN DIEGO REGIONAL EDC

Eumene Lee

Eumene Lee

TRUVIAN

Frank Fleming

Frank Fleming

CATALENT

Gordafaried Deyanat-Yazdi

Gordafaried Deyanat-Yazdi

ELI LILLY

Ilana Neftin

Ilana Neftin

DEXCOM

Jason Torres

Jason Torres

ILLUMINA

Keith Hoffman

Keith Hoffman

CATALENT PHARMA SOLUTIONS

Lissa Klug

Lissa Klug

ILLUMINA

Lunide Adeeko

Lunide Adeeko

KUVRI, INC.

Maria Vizcaino

Maria Vizcaino

CATALENT

Mariangelli Orlando

Mariangelli Orlando

MAXCYTE

Matthew Hoss

Matthew Hoss

ELEMENT BIOSCIENCES

Michelle Gaylord

Michelle Gaylord

VELIA

Miranda Ko Cui

Miranda Ko Cui

ROCHE

Miriam Torres Baltys

Miriam Torres Baltys

MOMENTUS CAPITAL

Nicole Le

Nicole Le

UC SAN DIEGO

Nicole Zuniga

Nicole Zuniga

ILLUMINA

Sam DeLeon

Sam DeLeon

CONNECT

Soroush Zarandi

Soroush Zarandi

ILLUMINA, ILLUMINA VENTURES

Terence Higgins

Terence Higgins

MODELSPACE

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San Diego has a genuine opportunity to build a more robust, diverse, and inclusive innovation region for generations to come. For Connect, this is Connect All.