An accomplished engineer, leader and technologist, Branden began his career with the U.S. Department of Defense where he led teams to maintain and modernize naval nuclear reactors on aircraft carriers and submarines. As a nuclear test engineer, he was responsible for the safety of nuclear reactors and personnel while driving execution during reactor modernization periods. He went on to manage $300M aircraft carrier projects, establish and manage innovation programs for the US Navy, and invent technologies to increase productivity and safety. Branden founded Violett based on years of research and testing of existing UVC light solutions, and an idea that will change the world for the better. Branden has a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering, a Masters in Systems Engineering and studied Entrepreneurship at the Wharton School.