About BrightMove

BrightMove pioneered applicant tracking software (ATS) in 2005 and is now a global innovation leader in the hiring technology and recruiting software industry. Headquartered in St. Augustine Beach, Fla., BrightMove provides a cloud-based platform for RPO, PEO, Staffing and Human Resource teams around the world.

BrightMove’s comprehensive applicant tracking system was built with candidates, recruiters and hiring managers in mind. BrightMove provides all of the tools and features recruiters need to make more placements and achieve greater ROI, while providing a great applicant experience for candidates.

Recruiting Software

Our Company Values

At BrightMove, our team takes our company values seriously. Every team member and customer is encouraged and expected to operate in good faith and with our values in mind.


we utilize customer feedback to develop our software to be the best in the industry


we believe in doing the right thing all of the time


we value open and honest communication at all times


we promise our customers that we will innovate. We develop our product based upon industry needs, changes and most importantly, customer feedback


we are passionate about having the most efficient, powerful and user-friendly software. We want our customers and their candidates to have the best user experiences from UI to customer support

6The BrightMove Promise:

We will innovate, and we will support you

Our History

David Webb and Jimmy Hurff, who are life-long friends, owned an information technology staffing agency in Jacksonville, Fla., and soon discovered that they didn’t have the right tools to manage their business. The hiring software they were attempting to use didn’t provide them with the staffing solutions that they needed. They compared ATS after ATS and nothing met their needs.

They wanted speed, simplicity and functionality. Both Jimmy and Dave are accomplished enterprise software engineers and developers at heart, so they turned their frustration into opportunity. They set out to create new tools that would help them to optimally manage the business, help their clients find better candidates easier and more efficiently, all while pioneering the recruiting industry. These new tools evolved into the first version of BrightMove in 2005 – an applicant tracking system built for recruiters by recruiters.

As their “side” business began to grow, they believed keeping the development and operations of BrightMove local was essential for success.

Today, BrightMove continues to grow and innovate and is headquartered in Saint Augustine Beach, Fla. Jimmy and David still own 100 percent of BrightMove and David oversees the day-to-day operations as CEO.

BrightMove has received many awards, including three Stevie Awards for customer support in 2018 and 2019; Software Advice recently named us on their list of 2019 Front Runners for ATS; Software World selected us as a Top Rated ATS in 2019; HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen ranked us in 2019 as #3 for Quality of Service Leaders; #4 for HRO Today Talent Management Technology Baker’s Dozen Overall Leaders; and #8 for both Breadth of Features Leaders and Size of Deals Leaders.