Board of Directors and Advisory Council

The Alliance Board of Directors includes distinguished community leaders and the top research universities and institutions in Southern California.


Community Leaders

Derek Aberle

Co-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer

XCOM

Emmanuel Roman

Managing Director and CEO

Pimco

Gene Sykes – Chair

Managing Director

Goldman Sachs

Chairman

Alliance for SoCal Innovation

Jody Foldesy

Partner and Managing Director

The Boston Consulting Group

Julie Hill

Founder

The Hill Company

Vice Chair

Alliance for SoCal Innovation

Marc Stern

Chairman

The TCW Group, Inc

Michael Yanover

Head of Business Development

Creative Artists Agency

Scott Wolfe

Partner

Latham and Watkins LLP

Steve Poizner

Technology Entrepreneur

Thomas Gewecke

Chief Digital Officer & Executive Vice President

Strategy & Business Development

Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc

Research Institutions

Caltech

Dr. Kaushik Bhattacharya

Vice Provost, Howell N. Tyson, Sr., Professor of Mechanics and Materials Science

 

Sanford Consortium, For Regenerative Medicine

Edward W. Holmes, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer

 

University of California, Irvine

Dr. Richard Sudek

Chief Innovation Officer, Executive Director, UCI Beall Applied Innovation

 

UCLA, Technology Development Group

Amir Naiberg

Associate Vice Chancellor, CEO & President

 

University of California Riverside

Rosibel Ochoa, PhD

Associate Vice Chancellor Technology Partnerships

 

UC San Diego

Dr. Paul Roben

Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation & Technology Commercialization

 

UC Santa Barbara

Dr. Joseph Incandela

Vice Chancellor of Research, Professor of Physics

 

University of Southern California

Maja Mataric

Provost, Interim Vice President of Research

 

University of San Diego

Dr. Chell Roberts

Dean of Engineering

 

The Claremont Colleges

Dr. Maria Klawe

President of Harvey Mudd College

Advisory Council to the Board of Directors

Technology trailblazers, investment experts, and startup veterans

Bassil Dahiyat

Chief Executive Officer

Xencor

Brad Feld

Partner

Foundry Group

Drew Murphy

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Edison International

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn

former President

Salk Institute

Nobel Laureate

Eric Schmidt

Former Chairman

Alphabet Inc.

Rob Freelen

Los Angeles Market Manager

Silicon Valley Bank

Hallie Kuhn

Principal

Alexandria Venture Investments

James Demetriades

CEO and Founder

Kairos Ventures

Jeff Henley

Vice Chairman

Oracle

Julie Miller-Phipps

President Southern California Region

Kaiser Permanente

Larry Sonsini

Chairman

Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Chairman

Advisory Committee of Alliance for SoCal Innovation

Scott Stanford

Co-Founder and Partner

Acme Capital

Sean Moriarty

CEO

Leaf Group