President, UCI Alumni Association
Managing Director, Miramar Venture Partners
UC Irvine – 1978, B.A., humanities
UCLA – 1981, J.D.
Bruce Hallett is a co-founder of Miramar Ventures and brings his enthusiasm for innovation, product strategy and team building to Miramar’s portfolio of tech start-up companies. With over two decades of collaborations with technology entrepreneurs, Bruce leads Miramar investments in mobile Internet solutions and software. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of Brand Affinity Technologies and WellTok. He also served on the boards of Aktino (acquired by Positron), Berkana Wireless (acquired by Qualcomm), OptionEase (acquired by Solium) and RealPractice (acquired by ReachLocal).
Prior to founding Miramar, Hallett was Managing Partner of the Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison Orange County office, where he orchestrated initial public offerings, venture financings and liquidity events for many high profile technology companies in Southern California, including Broadcom, Buy.com, Exult and Applied Semantics (acquired by Google in 2003). Hallett was one of seven partners on Brobeck’s firm-wide executive committee until he started Miramar in 2001.
Hallett received his B.A. magna cum laude from UC Irvine and his J.D. from UCLA. He is currently President of the UC Irvine Alumni Association. From 2007-2010, he was Chair of the Chief Executive Roundtable at UC Irvine, a group of business leaders committed to building mutually beneficial, strategic partnerships between the university and the community. Hallett also serves on the Board of Directors of OCTANe. From 2010-2012, Hallett served as UC Alumni Regent on the Board of Regents of the University of California.