Bret joined Tyler in 2008 as chief operating officer of the Courts & Justice Division. During his tenure the division achieved record performance in employee and client satisfaction, implementation success and financial efficiency. In 2016, he was named president of the Justice Group, where he leads the continued expansion of the Courts & Justice Division as well as the integration of newly acquired New World Systems, now Tyler’s Public Safety Division. In 2022, Bret was named president of the State & Federal Group, which includes the NIC and Federal Divisions. Prior to Tyler, Bret served as senior vice president for BEA Systems where he redesigned and led its 350-person global systems engineering organization, in addition to overseeing the $550 million American consulting, support and education business unit. Bret has led multiple consulting engagements that produced critical IT turnaround strategies for Fortune 200 companies, and a variety of assignments during an 11-year stint at IBM in the areas of sales, professional services and outsourcing. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University.