Bret Tobey likes Shakespeare, but when his friend demonstrated an early version of the Mosaic browser from the University of Illinois, he realized he was studying the wrong thing and he set aside English Lit and his first tech job started that week. When Bret was told he would make a better entrepreneur than employee, he took that as a compliment and decided to found his own new venture and help others with theirs.
Bret has worked in multiple startups ranging from empowering physical therapists to a farmers market and for global companies like Diebold but the learning, patience and impatient work pace demanded starting new ventures is his calling. Bret was providing strategic product management and business development for the world’s largest security hardware manufacturer, ASSA ABLOY and his work there led to the initial architecture and business model for Carvoyant. Reaching back to his involvement with the first Internet load of VISA backed cash value to a smart card (1998), he has an extensive background with large scale transaction systems. He has also managed the strategy and development of numerous products with combined software and hardware elements such as this touch screen lockset. One a personal note Bret is a father of four and an avid sailor. He earned a BA degree in English from the University of Florida.