Meet the team committed to helping you and your tech startup grow faster


MCA Innovation Center advisers have a track record of success in business and entrepreneurship. They offer mentorship and valuable experience for turning startups into success stories.

Ed Escudero

Edward Escudero is President and CEO of High Desert Capital, LLC, a finance company that specializes in providing capital alternatives to small and mid-size companies. Previously, he was the Executive Vice-President and CFO of C&R Distributing, a major distributor of fuel and lubricants and owner of various convenience stores in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. He also served as the Secretary and CFO of Petro Shopping Centers, L.P.

Will Jewell

Will Jewell recently retired after 10 years as Chief Accounting Officer of Western Refining, a Fortune 500 company. His experience includes 18 years in the public accounting sector with PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG.

Aaron Chiu

Aaron Chiu is Chief Operating Officer of Seisa Group, a premier full-service medical device manufacturer with multiple facilities in North America and Europe. Chiu’s strengths are in strategic planning and execution. He has lead several strategic restructurings, taking on additional rolls to successfully launch new initiatives such as R&D and turn-key product capabilities.

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