Meet the VelocityTX Team

The VelocityTX team represents knowledgeable, collaborative, and innovative-driven professionals committed to helping bioscience companies bring their products to market.

Meet the Support Team at the Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF)

As the parent company of VelocityTX, the TRTF team provides support in the areas of finance, human resources, organizational development, IT, marketing & communications, and facilities. Learn More about the TRTF team.

Executive Leadership

J. Randolph (Randy) Harig, Chief Executive Officer
Rene Dominguez, President/Chief Operations Officer
Rick Hernandez, Chief Financial Officer
Jessica L. Harris, Chief Administrative Officer

Finance & Accounting

Rubie S. Garcia, CPA, Director of Accounting
Anita Moreno-Navarro, Controller
Rosanna Norona, Senior Accountant

Workforce Development

Desiree Carney, Community Outreach Coordinator

Marketing & Communications

Juana Suarez, Marketing & Communications Assistant

Development

Carissa L. Costello, Development Coordinator

Facilities

Gustavo A. Hurtado, Director of Construction
Eduardo (Eddie) De Luna, Facilities Manager
Abel Hernandez, Maintenance Technician
Javier Hernandez, Maintenance Technician

David Fonseca

Executive Vice President

David Fonseca serves as Executive Vice President for VelocityTX. David is responsible for leading the strategic planning and operations of VelocityTX, including the oversight of its sister organization, Alamo Angels. He works closely with the Texas Research & Technology Foundation leadership team to help entrepreneurs transform their dreams into innovative businesses that make San Antonio’s prosperity a reality. Before joining VelocityTX, David held positions at the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC). Committed to fostering entrepreneurship worldwide, David serves on the board of directors of InBIA, HealthCell, Geekdom, and Alamo Angels. David is a professor in the magister of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia, serves as an advisor for Growth Wheel International, and has spoken and trained professionals across 12 countries. David holds a bachelor’s in finance and a master’s in business administration from TAMUCC. David is a recipient of the Young Alumni Award from TAMUCC and the Doctorado Honoris Causa of Pontificia Universidad de Huatusco, Mexico.

Juan "Sebastian" Garzon

Programs Manager

Juan “Sebastian” Garzon serves as programs manager for VelocityTX. Sebastian oversees the implementation of programs that support the growth of bioscience companies. Before joining VelocityTX, Sebastian worked in multiple roles at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC), including Director of the Garcia Center and Program Manager for the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center. In addition to his role with VelocityTX, Sebastian serves as executive director of Alamo Angels, San Antonio’s premier network of accredited investors.

Sebastian graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s in finance and earned a master’s in business administration from TAMUCC. Sebastian has received multiple recognitions, including the 2016 achievement honoree from the TAMUCC College of Business, Corpus Christi 40 under 40 and is a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi Class 46. Sebastian is also the co-founder of Passport2Fluency, a company that creates opportunities to increase language fluency through virtual and overseas immersion experiences. 

Kaitlyn Bloch

Programs Coordinator

Kaitlyn Bloch serves as programs coordinator for VelocityTX. In this role, Kaitlyn is responsible for the day-to-day management of VelocityTX mentoring and coaching programs and the CEO Roundtable series. Before joining VelocityTX, she worked for The Learning Company and the Meadow’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, where she developed and implemented entrepreneurial support programs, workshops, and events. Kaitlyn holds a bachelor’s in management from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. 

McKenna Gallagher

Programs Coordinator

McKenna Gallagher serves as programs coordinator for VelocityTX. In this role, McKenna is responsible for VelocityTX BioGlobal Accelerator Program, Incubator Program, and the CoLabs facility. McKenna’s experience in technical settings, ranging from concept to commercialization, position her to bring a unique perspective in providing support to VelocityTX clients. Before VelocityTX, McKenna worked as a manufacturing engineer for medical devices, performed research and development for class III medical devices, and executed clinical research. McKenna earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Lili Chavez Pena

Community Champion

Lili Chavez Pena serves as Community Champion for VelocityTX. In this role, Lili brings a friendly and professional experience to guests of the VelocityTX Innovation Center. Lili began her career with VelocityTX as programs coordinator, where she led and managed the accelerator program, which comprised a cohort of five international companies. Before joining VelocityTX, Lili spent over 10 years in the banking, wealth management, and insurance industries in Mexico and the U.S. Lili holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in finance from Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Lili is fluent in Spanish, English, and French.

Incubator Program

The Incubator Program is designed to scale early-stage bioscience companies by providing long-term support and includes office and meeting space, access to industry experts, mentors, and more.

CEO Roundtable

The CEO Roundtable is an exclusive membership program that brings together executives from non-competing bioscience and healthcare companies to foster innovation, collaboration, and connections.