A graduate of Collins College in Tempe, Arizona, Bryan Ferre received his Associate of Arts in 1992. Upon graduation, he also received the Founders Award, which is given to the top student in the class. He used his education in graphic design and advertising to continue his career.
Throughout the 1990s, Mr. Ferre honed his design abilities and brand development knowledge as he worked for several different firms. In 1998, he joined West + Associates, Inc. in McLean, Virginia, as Senior Art Director and Interactive Designer. He was very popular among the company’s clients, working on projects for such companies as Nextel, Oracle Corporation, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, MCI WorldCom, and Cable + Wireless.
In 1999, Bryan Ferre relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah, to be the Senior Art Director at Euro RSCG/DSW Partners. After two years as strategist and director for their online expansion, Mr. Ferre once again moved locales, this time settling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As co-founder and Executive Vice President of Cimbeo, Bryan Ferre helped grow the company’s revenues to exceed $1 million.
Mr. Ferre then accepted a role as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Firstline Security Systems, Inc. He worked for the firm for five years and helped the start-up company become an industry leader in the United States. In fact, during his tenure with the company, Firstline Security Systems grew to be the fifth largest home security company in the country.
Bryan Ferre parlayed his success at Firstline Security Systems into the foundation of his own software company, Zipadi Technologies, LLC, a lifetime goal for the graphic designer. Mr. Ferre was successful in raising the money for its inception, launching the software at the DEMO Conference, and managing the acquisition by Elevate, Inc.
Bryan Ferre is now the CMO for the latter company as he switched from Strategic Advisor to his new position in January 2011. He is responsible for the global branding of Elevate, Inc., and in charge of the implementation of best practices to achieve the highest quality customer experiences possible.
Bryan Ferre, his wife, and their three children reside in San Juan Capistrano, California.