Bryn Rees

Bryn Rees

Bryn Rees

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation Managing Director
Venture Partners of CU Boulder

Bryn is the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Research & Innovation Managing Director at Venture Partners of CU Boulder. Together with his team, he works with faculty, students, and the extended innovation ecosystem to commercialize technologies coming out of the university research. The core activities Bryn oversees include entrepreneurial education, innovation mentorship, IP management, and licensing. Venture Partners of CU Boulder functions directly support larger campus goals of innovation, positive societal impact, and faculty and student development.

Bryn has been with CU since 2009 and was formerly Senior Officer with the technology transfer group at the University of British Columbia. He began his career in industry, where he managed disease genetics and pharmacogenetics research at GlaxoSmithKline. He holds an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Victoria, a master's in biotechnology from the University of Toronto, and a second master’s degree in counseling psychology from Naropa University.