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Bret Waters


Bret Waters has spent his whole career in Silicon Valley, helping to drive digital innovation in various roles as an entrepreneur, investor, and academic. 

But running Tivix is the most fun he's ever had, working with a ridiculously smart team to help clients in developing, launching, and scaling innovative new digital platforms across a variety of sectors.

Bret also teaches at Stanford University, delivering a popular open-enrollment course on entrepreneurship, design thinking, and innovation methodology, serves as a mentor for the Global Social Benefit Institute program at Santa Clara University.

He has served as a chief mentor at the European Innovation Academy, teaching innovation methodology to engineering graduate students from around the world.

Finally, Bret has a deep passion for bringing innovation to the field of K-12 education, having served as interim CEO for Stanford New Schools at Stanford University, and six years on the board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.

But nothing will ever exceed his passion for fish tacos.

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