Bright Computing Names Bill Griffin as Chief Financial Officer

Seasoned leader adds financial, operational and executive management expertise

San Jose, CA – Bright Computing, the leading independent provider of management software for high performance computing (HPC) clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack clouds, announced today that Bill Griffin has been appointed as its Chief Financial Officer. The appointment of a seasoned Silicon Valley financial leader with more than 25 years of experience in financial, operational and executive management positions will help drive the company to its next phase of growth, maturity, and success.

Mr. Griffin most recently served as CFO of StrongView Systems, Inc., a top-ranked independent provider of enterprise marketing software. During his nine-year tenure at StrongView, culminating in the company’s successful acquisition by HGGC and subsequent merger with Selligent, Mr. Griffin focused operationally on revenue and expense management. He also oversaw StrongView’s compliance with legal and licensing, consumer marketing, financial planning and analysis, and financial reporting requirements.

Prior to StrongView, Mr. Griffin held executive-level financial roles at InsWeb Corporation, ZipSend, Inc., and Inference Corp. His software industry experience ranges from orchestrating financial restructurings to executing private placements and initial public offerings. He began his career as a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young, where he developed the firm's Los Angeles-area software industry practice.

Mr. Griffin stated, “I am excited about joining the Bright Computing team and using my skills and experience in the software arena to build a world-class corporate finance and accounting team that will help guide the company as it expands to its next stage of growth and development.”

According to Bright CEO Bill Wagner, “Bill’s hands-on approach, industry expertise, and financial planning talents will be a huge benefit to Bright. His proven problem-solving and analytical skills, along with his organizational knowledge and drive to build world-class teams in software and internet businesses, will help take Bright Computing forward.”

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About Bright Computing

Bright Computing is the leading independent provider of cluster and cloud management software. Bright Cluster Manager™, Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data™, and Bright OpenStack™ provide a unified, hardware-agnostic approach to installing, provisioning, configuring, managing, and monitoring HPC clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack clouds. Bright’s products are currently deployed in more than 500 data centers around the world. Bright Computing’s customer base includes global academic, governmental, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, and pharmaceutical organizations such as Boeing, NASA, Stanford University, Roche, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bright partners with Amazon, Cray, Dell, Intel, Nvidia, SGI, and other leading vendors to deliver powerful, integrated solutions for managing advanced IT infrastructure such as high performance computing clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack-based private clouds.