Thomas E. Bright, Sr., brings a wealth of experience in building high-performing technology product, service and operational organizations and a track record of excellence in execution. Over his 25-year career, he has led global organizations and managed development, architecture, QA, documentation, product, services, customer support, account management and product and release management. Thomas was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Peopleclick Authoria where he was instrumental in the sale of Peopleclick to Bedford Funding and the operational merger with Authoria.
Before Peopleclick, Thomas was Vice President of engineering at Verisign, where he headed a globally distributed organization whose products and services included the route directory for RFID, ONS and the route directory for .com and .net domains. Before that, he was Senior Vice President of products and Technology at Artesia Technologies, a company at the forefront of digital asset management. Thomas also served as Vice President of engineering at Vastera, a global trade management solutions company, where he was responsible for re-architecting their entire system to a Web-enabled platform using Java, IBM WebSphere and DHTML and was a key player in their IPO. Previously, Thomas held senior technology positions at Fidelity Investments, Progress Software Corporation, Avid Technology, Inc. and Lotus Development Corp.