Brendan Hyland

Brendan Hyland

Founder and Chairman, WFS Technologies

Brendan Hyland is an experienced entrepreneur and investor in international technology businesses.

Originally from Belfast, Mr. Hyland holds a degree in electrical and electronic engineering and an MBA. He has worked in the defense, chemicals, oil & gas, environmental consultancy and telecoms industries.

He founded Kymata Ltd., an optoelectronics company, in 1998and raised $160 million from investors, including Kleiner Perkins, IBM and BT. The business was sold to Alcatel in 2001.

Mr. Hyland founded WFS Technologies in 2003. Headquartered near Edinburgh, the company is a world leader in subsea wireless communications and automation with customers in oil & gas, defense and consumer industries.