David Webb is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of BrightMove, Inc. – pioneers of ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) – and now one of the fastest growing global providers of hiring and recruiting software within the HR Technology industry.
Prior to completing a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Florida in Computer Science, David’s first job turned out to be at one of the very first digital job boards at the dawn of the Internet.
While working in the evolving digital economy, David and his colleagues discovered a market opportunity in recruiting and staffing highly specialized information technology professionals for large scale projects. They also decided to build their own ATS solution with the granular-reporting and data-analytic features that would result in better- informed business decisions – for themselves and their clients. Thus, licensing the ATS software, which they called BrightMove, became a business of the same name in 2005.
David’s expertise in Big Data led him to initiate the team and co-author the Spring-Data- Cassandra module, enabling the use of the Spring (spring.io) framework with Cassandra (a Big Data database) and new capabilities to manage high velocity, high volume and variable data flows.
BrightMove is headquartered in St. Augustine Beach, Florida - not far from where David grew up, decided to raise his family, continues to surf, volunteer with the America Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps and continue his lifelong passion for developing innovative technologies for the dynamic human resource industry.
Jake Pharr is Vice President Technology Development at BrightMove, Inc. – where he leads the BrightMove software development team and is found frequently liaising with customers on software requirements.
Prior to joining BrightMove in 2011, Jake held creative and software development positions at SourceFuse Technologies, a digital marketing agency and Yovia Social, the social media management company.
When Jake isn’t thinking about the next BrightMove version release he’s spending time with family – or he’s still coding - albeit to his own beat - as one of the co-founders of http://dirtyhippieradio.com/ a homegrown community of musicians, writers, and artists with a passion for music, devoted to making the best independent music they can find available - in an interactive website.
Dane Woodall is Vice President Technology Operations at BrightMove, Inc. where he leads engineering, maintenance and the administration of all electronic infrastructure for the BrightMove application and tertiary systems.
Dane began his career in Information Technology at The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University (MagLab), the largest and highest-powered magnet lab in the world, where he served as Network Administrator. Dane then joined the multinational Sodexo as a Network Administrator where he supported 43 distributed physical sites across the network/organization.
Dane then led large IT infrastructure re-structuring projects for Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) the Fortune 500 company which was acquired by XEROX, before becoming the IT Director for Express Tax, where he was responsible for IT operations nationwide.
In 2012 Dane was recruited by BrightMove and is based in St. Augustine, Florida where he enjoys spending time with his family when not managing the performance of the BrightMove platform.
Catherine Rush is Vice President of Customer Success at BrightMove, Inc. – she is an experienced customer-focused leader with expertise in onboarding and training of software users.
Catherine brings with her over ten years of experience from positions focused on customer service, account management, and onboarding. A strong believer in the practice of leveraging data, she believes that through data we can gain valuable insight into our customers to better serve and support them. Her primary responsibility at BrightMove is to enhance the customer service experience for all clients, while overseeing the support team as well as the onboarding of new customers.
When not supporting BrightMove customers, Catherine enjoys spending time with her family.