John Lenell

Board Member, UCI Alumni AssociationJohn Lenell

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Qxonix Inc.


UC Irvine – 1990, B.S., electrical and computer engineering

UC Irvine – 1992, M.S., electrical and computer engineering


John Lenell is Chief Executive Office and Co-Founder of technology startup Qxonix Inc. Prior to Qxonix Inc., John focused on private capital investments and advisor roles in early stage technology and food and beverage companies. Earlier, John enjoyed a 20-year career at Broadcom Corporation, beginning in 1995, as an Engineer, Manager, and Director, of multiple product families and engineering teams, and finally as Senior Director of strategic investments for Networking and Infrastructure.

While at UCI, John was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He also served as a research assistant and a teaching assistant during his time as a graduate student. He credits the research work under Dr. Nader Bagherzadeh for providing the skills leading to early opportunities in his career.

John and his wife Rachel live in Newport Beach and have four grown children. John enjoys outdoor activities in his spare time, and he also serves on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County board of directors.