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Veteran Silicon Valley Technology Executive


Bret Sewell is a veteran Silicon Valley technology executive, now based in the Netherlands. As CEO and senior executive in 5 startup companies, and a general manager in several mid-sector public companies, Bret has built products, and scaled up worldwide teams and global businesses in the Fintech, SaaS, IoT, Cleantech, mobile and semiconductor industries. Bret’s businesses have served banking, retail, enterprise, consumer electronics, auto OEM, service provider, utility and government customers in Europe, the Americas, Japan, China and Asia-Pacific markets.


Bret was most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rambus’ Fintech and Security Division, headquartered in Rotterdam. Previously, he was CMO and Senior Vice President of Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Development at Synaptics. Prior to Synaptics, Bret held CEO roles at startups Venturi Wireless and Kiwi Networks, and served as President of SnapTrack (a Qualcomm company) and SVP/GM at Qualcomm. Earlier in his career, Bret built and served as General Manager of the Asia Pacific divisions at Octel Communications and Aspect Telecommunications.

Bret holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and biological anthropology from Harvard University, an MBA from Wharton, and a master’s degree in international studies and Japanese from the University of Pennsylvania.

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