Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Director of the Information Systems Group at Dataquest Incorporated. Prior to Dataquest, Bredt worked for the Hewlett-Packard Company as an engineering manager in the computer systems, manufacturing applications and data communications groups. He also worked for Bell Laboratories and was a member of the Electrical Engineering faculty at Stanford University.
At Menlo, Bredt focuses on early-stage communications, Internet, and software companies. His recent investments and board seats include: Apexon, Big Bear Networks, Caw Networks, Cielo Communications, ePeople, NUASIS and Teradiant Networks. His prior investments and board seats include: Aspect Communications (ASPT); Clarify, acquired by Nortel (NT); Latitude Communications (LATD); Priority Call, Inc., acquired by LHS Group; Red Brick, acquired by Informix (IFMX); Rubric, acquired by Broadbase (BBSW); Synoptics Communications, that merged with Wellfleet to form Bay Networks, which was acquired by Nortel (NT); and Xros, acquired by Nortel (NT).
Bredt is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.S. in Science Engineering), New York University (M.E.E. in Electrical Engineering), and Stanford University (Ph.D. in Computer Science).