Lorenzo Gomez

Lorenzo is the chairman of Geekdom and The 80/20 Foundation. Previously, he was the CEO of Geekdom, the place where start-ups are born. Geekdom strives to provide an inspiring environment for bright minds to explore ideas in entrepreneurship, technology, leadership, creativity, and connect to a community of like-minded people.

He also served as the head of The 80/20 Foundation. As Executive Director, Gomez directed the educational, cultural, political, and civic strategic partnerships, philanthropic endeavors, and non-profit cross-collaboration efforts of the 80/20 Foundation.

In addition to his CEO and director roles, Gomez has served as a mentor for Techstars, a tech Accelerator that is internationally-acclaimed. He is also an advisor for the Geekdom Fund, a venture capital fund that invests in early stage tech startups in South Texas and beyond.

Gomez is a member of the external advisory council for the Open Cloud Institute, an initiative developing degree programs in cloud computing and big data and foster collaboration with industry, positioning UTSA and San Antonio as world leaders in open cloud technology.

In 2015, Gomez was integral in the launch of Tech Bloc as one of its co-founders. Tech Bloc is an initiative that is changing the tech ecosystem in San Antonio, producing new jobs and generating millions in economic impact.

Gomez helped to establish the 80/20 Foundation and has led the continued growth of the thriving startup ecosystem on behalf of serial-entrepreneur Graham Weston, following his 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 Rackspace, 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.

He is a San Antonio native and serves in versatile leadership positions with his church and is the former treasurer of LiberiaNow, a 501(c)3 agency serving the impoverished in Liberia, West Africa. He also held a one-year term as treasurer of the SA2020 board, a non-profit focused on catalyzing the San Antonio community in order to transform San Antonio into a world-class city by 2020.