Lorenzo Gomez III, Executive Director, 80/20 Foundation

As Executive Director, Lorenzo directs the educational, cultural, political, and civic strategic partnerships, philanthropic endeavors, and non-profit cross-collaboration efforts of the 80/20 Foundation.

The mission of 80/20 Foundation is to support the cultural, education, and entrepreneurial ecosystem in order to accelerate the transformation of San Antonio into the Cloud Computing Capital of the World. This will be done based on three fundamental tenants:

•    Revitalization of San Antonio’s urban core.
•    Fostering the education and training of young people for the emerging technology-driven jobs of tomorrow.
•    Establishing San Antonio into an entrepreneurial destination.

Gomez helped to establish the 80/20 Foundation on behalf of serial-entrepreneur Graham Weston after his most recent position as Vice-President of Customer Support with CityVoice.

At CityVoice Lorenzo was in charge of customer service infrastructure, training and day-to-day operational strategy. Mr. Gomez had complete ownership of the relationship between CityVoice and its customer base.

Prior to CityVoice, Gomez spent a decade in multiple roles with managed hosting and cloud computing pioneer, Rackspace. Gomez served as Director of Project Management, reporting to the COO’s office. In his role, Gomez was responsible for leading multiple projects including (but not limited to) IPv6 migration, process standardization and alignment efforts, and implementation of an order management system. During his tenure with Rakspace, Gomez was also responsible for assisting in the launch of European customer support operations, and managed multiple Microsoft and Linux support teams, improving the overall customer experience for Global 1000 clients.

A native to San Antonio, Texas, Gomez has served in various leadership positions with his church and is currently acting as Treasurer of LiberiaNow, a 501c3 agency serving the impoverished in Liberia, West Africa.