CEO, Whooshh Innovations
Vince Bryan, CEO of Whoosh Innovations, discusses his popular invention: the salmon cannon.
Vincent Bryan III, or “Vince 3″—as he is known to his friends and colleagues—brings to the Whooshh team an in‐depth understanding of agriculture, based on work “in the field” in his family’s extensive Washington State orchards and vineyards, as well as a proven track record in helping innovative startup companies grow and prosper by protecting and leveraging their technology and patent portfolios.
This unique combination of hands‐on experience and expertise has helped Whooshh Innovations develop a product portfolio that is uniquely suited to meeting the needs of agribusiness in an increasingly competitive labor market. Today, he leads the legal, strategic, and business efforts of Picker Technologies LLC, a Whooshh Innovations company started in 2007. Bryan has helped raise millions of dollars from both private and public sources to fund the company’s development.
Prior to co‐founding Whooshh, Bryan was Associate General Counsel at Adobe Systems (Nasdaq: ADBE), where he managed multiple legal teams including those responsible for Creative Pro (Adobe’s largest revenue‐generating product); Corporate Marketing; Adobe’s core technologies; as well as general Trademarks and Copyrights. While at Adobe Systems, Bryan received the Company’s coveted Founders’ Award, an honor that is bestowed upon a few exceptional individuals who are nominated by their peers and selected by Adobe’s co‐founders John Warnock and Chuck Geshke.
Bryan spent five years in private practice at Bane & Bryan, a firm he founded, where he practiced international business and licensing law before joining Adobe Systems. In 2004, Bryan was recruited to lead several privately held start‐ups under the umbrella company Montage Management. As CEO of Montage, Bryan successfully transformed several new business concepts with zero revenues to operating business with more than $4 million dollars in annual revenue.
He attended the University of Southern California (USC), where he earned two B.A. degrees (economics and political science). He subsequently attended Seattle University School of Law, where he received his J.D. degree, followed by a Master of Law degree in Transnational Business Transactions from the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.