David is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of BrightMove - 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.
The platform was founded on a gap observed in the products on the market. Since then, we've built our entire business model on listening our customers' needs and designing a solution for their use case.
Since 2005, BrightMove has been delivering technology solutions to the recruiting industry. These solutions are by recruiters for recruiters, just as our tagline suggests.
We are passionate about our technology. Like a brush to an artist, or a instrument to a musician, we use technology to make beautiful solutions. Our #1 goal is to build software our customers love to use.