Bright Computing Announces Appointment of Kristin Hansen as Chief Marketing Officer


Experienced marketing professional will help drive aggressive growth targets

By Bright Staff | Jun 16, 2015 3:00:00 PM |



San Jose, California — Bright Computing, the leading provider of vendor-independent cluster and cloud management software, announces that Kristin Hansen has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer. Hansen will report directly to Bright Computing Founder and CEO Matthijs van Leeuwen.

“We are delighted that Kristin is joining our team at Bright,” said van Leeuwen. “Her executive background and industry expertise will elevate our global marketing and help the company to achieve its aggressive growth targets across all sectors.”

Ms. Hansen is a marketing, communications, and investor relations executive with more than 20 years of experience driving the success of both large and small organizations. Her experience includes running global marketing for Micromuse, a publicly-held infrastructure management software company that was acquired by IBM in 2006. She subsequently ran global marketing for IBM’s enterprise content management business and launched the company’s first cross-divisional cloud computing marketing team.

“It is a privilege to join Bright Computing at such an important juncture for the company,” said Ms. Hansen. “Bright is leveraging its successful track record managing high performance computing (HPC) clusters with exciting new offerings for the fast-growing Hadoop and OpenStack markets. The company is poised for rapid growth as it addresses the diverse challenges of deploying and managing these emerging technologies.”

Ms. Hansen holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and has recently served as a communication coach in Stanford’s MBA program, developing students’ skills in writing, public speaking, group communications, and executive presence. She is also an active volunteer with Bead for Life, a Uganda-based non-profit organization that provides entrepreneurial training and opportunity to women living in extreme poverty.

About Bright Computing

Bright Computing is the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software in the world. Bright Cluster Manager® provides a unified solution for the provisioning, scheduling, monitoring, and management of HPC clusters, Hadoop clusters, and OpenStack clouds, and has a presence in more than 500 data centers around the world. Bright Computing’s customer base includes global academic, governmental, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, oil/gas/energy, and pharmaceutical organizations such as Boeing, Intel, NASA, Stanford University, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bright partners with Amazon, Cisco, Cray, Dell, Intel, and other industry experts to bring customers the greatest access to leading-edge cluster, server and cloud technology possible.

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