Bret Boyd


Bret Boyd serves as the cofounder and CEO of Sustainment, a software platform that helps US-based manufacturers easily find and work with the critical suppliers they need to build and manage their supply chains.

Bret also cofounded and serves as a partner in the Grayline Group, an Austin-based advisory and analytics firm that helps companies and public institutions manage disruptive change.

Previously Bret served as the CEO of Knoema, a technology company focused on data integration, machine learning, and analytic products. Bret also built and led the enterprise business unit at Stratfor, a geopolitical analysis and forecasting company, where he advised a variety of multinational corporations and investment groups on strategy and international growth issues. Prior to Stratfor, Bret served as an executive in a venture-backed technology company and helped build the strategy practice for a boutique strategy consulting firm.

Bret began his career as an infantry officer in the United States Army and served under the U.S. Special Operations Command in the 75th Ranger Regiment. During his military service, Bret had the privilege to lead teams on numerous deployments to both combat and stability operations around the world. Bret is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he studied international relations and systems engineering.

Bret has published numerous articles on technology, strategy, and change management and is the coauthor of Catalyst: Leadership and Strategy in a Changing World.


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