Startup San Diego made an important commitment to the growth of the organizations when we hired our first full-time Executive Director.  We were incredibly lucky to have Jarrod Russell step into that leadership role, shortly after Startup Week 2018.  Jarrod has done a fantastic job with all aspects community outreach, volunteer management, and event coordination of Convergence & Startup Week 2019.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Jarrod has decided to move to the Bay Area to be with his partner.  While we will certainly miss his amazing attitude and strong leadership, we wish him well in this new chapter. 

Jarrod will be staying on to transition over the summer.  If you would like to get in touch with him, reach out at hope that Jarrod and his girlfriend make their way back to San Diego soon!

What’s next for SSD?
We are on the hunt for a new Executive Director.  Call for applications will be announced soon!