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Bret Waters


Bret Waters is a Silicon Valley executive and entrepreneur who has founded and run several organizations through various stages from venture funding through growth and M&A exits. 

But running Tivix is the most fun he's ever had. 

Bret is a regular lecturer on business strategy at Stanford University, where he teaches two popular courses on entrepreneurship and design thinking methodology.

He served as interim CEO for Stanford New Schools at Stanford University. He also spent six years on the board of the Stanford University School of Education, and remains active in the efforts to bring technology innovation to the field of K-12 education. 

Additionally, he serves as a CEO mentor for the Global Social Benefit Incubator program at Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology, and Society, helping brilliant social entrepreneurs who are focused “Base of the Pyramid” markets. 

Bret holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University

In his spare time he travels the world, in search of the perfect fish taco.