On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Branden Doyle - Co-Founder & CEO Violett
We talk about the following and other subjects
Being a Nuclear Engineer in the Navy
His entrepreneurial journey
Branden Doyle is the co-founder and CEO of the air disinfection technology company Violett. Branden was born and raised in the PNW, graduating with engineering degrees from Oregon State University and University of Washington. He started his professional career as nuclear engineer supporting the US Navy, primarily working on US Aircraft Carriers and Submarines.
He completed 2 years of on the job and classroom based training and testing, passing the same test naval nuclear officers take in nuclear power school, and going through an oral board process designed around what Admiral Rickover created for the nuclear navy.
Branden had a leadership role early in his career, acting as a counterpart to the Engineer Watch Officer and leading teams of enlisted sailors, shipyard workers, and engineers to repair, replace, test and modernize components in the nuclear reactor plants. For those with navy nuclear backgrounds, Branden worked as a nuclear shift test engineer, and subsequently many supervisory and leadership positions in that department.
Branden created a role in his organization to lead innovation and technology efforts for the Navy, focused on inserting and building new technology to support warships. He led an effort to test many germ killing solutions with the Navy and realized there was a large gap in effectiveness of the available solutions, and changes were needed to keep workers safe on the job. This drove the founding of Violett and creation of the novel air handling system that is looking to disrupt the air disinfection space.
Branden currently lives in Gig Harbor, WA with his wife, two young kids and a French bulldog. He enjoys staying active outdoors, periodically competing in running or bike races, mountaineering, and stand-up paddleboarding in the Puget Sound.
Branden’s Social Media
Branden’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandendoyle/
Company Website: https://www.violett.com/
Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/ViolettUVC
Branden’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/bdoyle34
I would definitely say it's all about the people. So surround yourself with people that are better, smarter, and improve you in some capacity. Don't try to be the king of everything. Be willing to have the smartest people in the room around you and rely on them. You'll be much more successful. That's probably the biggest advice I could give and just have high expectations for everybody.
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