Bradley B. Bertoch for the last 32 years has served as president of the Wayne Brown Institute - a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, nationally recognized entrepreneurship organization. With a 70% funding rate and 80% of its alumni still in business after 10 years, the Institute is the oldest most successful nonprofit venture accelerator in the country.
Brad is a leader in equity-backed business development, capital formation, technology commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Under his direction, Utah companies participating in an Institute venture program have generated over $9.5 billion in financial transactions. In 2008, WBI Utah alumni companies produced $1.3 billion in revenue, created over 15,000 jobs in Utah, and paid over $49 million in state taxes.
Brad is a member of SLC and Park City Angel groups and founder of WBI Angels, and was a venture partner with Hamilton Bio-Ventures Fund II. He is a co-founder and current board member of the MountainWest Capital Network and serves on the boards of the Mountainlands Revolving Loan Fund and USTAR's SBIR advisory board. He also served on the Utah Legislature's Optimization Commission.
Brad was instrumental in transforming the Salt Lake County's Revolving Loan Fund into a venture debt fund and assisted Zions Bank in its creation of a venture debt loan product. He has developed relationships with many venture firms, including Allegis, EPIC Ventures, Pelion Ventures, Sorenson Capital, Peak Ventures, Signal Peak Ventures, Accel Partners, and major corporations such as Micron, UPS, and Rocky Mountain Power. In addition, he and his team have created venture / commercialization programs in Arizona, Alabama, California, Texas, Illinois, Utah, Hawaii, New York, and Idaho.
Brad has served on various Governor's Task Forces on capital formation, technology commercialization, infrastructure development, and government efficiency for the state of Utah. He is an Honors graduate of the University of Utah and holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.