Office of Commercialization and Economic Development

Bryan McGann

Executive Director, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, Founding Team Member, Carolina Angel Network

Bryan McGann is the executive director for Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network North Carolina. He is a successful entrepreneur and attorney who brings more than 30 years of experience to this role. He is also an entrepreneur-in-residence at UNC-Chapel Hill and a member of the founding team of the Carolina Angel Network, and is of counsel to the Smith Anderson Firm.

Bryan is the inventor and founder of the Pill Pockets® brand pet treats, the world’s leading medicine delivery aid for animals. His company was acquired by Mars, Inc., and the Pill Pockets® brand is now sold across the United States and around the world under various Mars brands. He also co-owns Sundial Homes, a general contracting firm, building residential and resort properties at Lake Gaston, and he has recently been granted a US patent on a medical brace to aid in the rehabilitation and recovery of orthopedic surgical patients. Bryan is a graduate of both the Duke University (LLM) and UNC (JD) Schools of Law and also holds PhD, MBA and bachelor’s degrees.