Bret Waters is an experienced Silicon Valley executive and entrepreneur. He was co-founder of Metagraphics (an early leader in web-based publishing, acquired by Linotext America), Founder and CEO of Artmachine (acquired by eMotion, now OpenText, NASDAQ:OTEX), and served as interim CEO for Stanford New Schools at Stanford University.
Bret is a regular lecturer on business strategy at Stanford University, where he teaches a popular course in the Stanford Continuing Studies program called "Getting from an Early Idea to a Real Business" (BUS-217). He also serves as an entrepreneurship mentor in the Global Social Benefit Incubator program at Santa Clara University's Graduate School of Business.
He currently serves on the board of the Stanford University School of Education, where he is active in the efforts to bring technology innovation to the field of K-12 education.
Bret holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and his executive education includes The Executive Program for Entrepreneurship at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and Behavioral Finance at the Recanati School of Business at the University of Tel Aviv.
In his spare time he enjoys skiing, sailing, hanging out with his daughters, and hiking with his trusty yellow lab.