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Individual Member Profile

Bret Piatt

Date Joined
February 14, 2024

Statement of Interest

Help develop the ecosystem and increase overall involvement in the community.

Bret is a career technologist with multiple decades of experience, from hands on roles in research and development labs through to executive leadership and board oversight duties. Most recently, in 2020 he co-founded Dry Line Partners, a private equity technology investment firm, where he serves as a Partner. As the operating partner for the 1st Dry Line fund, Bret is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CyberFortress, a leading global backup and disaster recovery software-as-a-service company, formed by the merger of Jungle Disk and the B2B Backup Businesses of J2 Global (Nasdaq:JCOM). Prior to forming Dry Line Partners, Bret started Porthcawl Holdings with Huw Edwards, where they orchestrated a management led carve-out of Jungle Disk from Rackspace (NYSE:RAX). During his time at Rackspace, he led, as General Manager, a $150M+ annual revenue portfolio of global software-as-a-service businesses; and worked on the Corporate Development & Strategy team as the M&A lead, chair of the Intellectual Property Committee, and as a member of the core team that released the Rackspace Cloud creating OpenStack, one of the world’s most successful open-source software communities. Before Rackspace, Bret spent over 5 years in product management and engineering roles for AT&T including post-merger integration of the AT&T global managed firewall service, moving it from Challengers to Leaders in the Gartner MSSP Magic Quadrant report. In addition to his professional activities, Bret serves as a Director for the Texas Lyceum; a Director for Tech Bloc; a Director for Geekdom; and as a Director for the Leadership San Antonio Alumni Association.
  • CyberFortress - From 2016-01-06 (Current)