UNC Clean Tech Speaker
Bryan is CEO of Glanris, a climate-tech company that manufactures a patented, sustainable, low-cost biochar from rice hulls for use in water filtration, asphalt, and concrete aggregates and as a soil amendment. Rice hulls are the world’s largest agricultural waste product. Glanris is a carbon-negative process that reduces greenhouse gases and sequesters carbon. Its carbon credits are for sale on Puro.earth.
Before Glanris, Bryan ran his consulting/investment company, Memphis Ventures. His primary focus was helping telecom/IoT companies. He has also helped start-ups since 1999 through the non-profit incubator he created, Emerge Memphis, and its subsequent venture fund.
His experience with IoT systems began when he founded Skywire in 1993 to develop remote monitoring systems. Skywire designed, developed, and patented Coca-Cola’s first intelligent vending platform, which is still used on millions of machines worldwide. Skywire also designed systems for PepsiCo, FedEx, and Total Gas, among others. He sold Skywire to Marconi Online Systems in 1998. After Skywire, his next start-up was Media4 which he helped sell to EchoStar in 1999.
Before Skywire, Eagle was a member of the executive management team of Cylix Communications Corporation, a specialized provider of satellite and fiber-managed data networks. Eagle was part of the team that led the management buyout of Cylix from GE. After a successful business turnaround, Cylix was sold to France Telecom in 1993. Before Cylix, Bryan was part of the launch of the Discovery Channel and one of the original shareholders.
Eagle holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia University. He also serves on several corporate, educational, and community Boards of Directors.