Security software company, GFI Software, has appointed software industry veteran, Scott Brighton, as its new CEO. He will be based in the company’s Texas office.
Brighton was appointed CEO following the sale of a 100 per cent shareholding in GFI Software to new investors. Details of the deal were not disclosed.
GFI Software mentioned in a statement that Brighton’s role will include responsibilities such as leading aggressive growth based on on-premises and Cloud-based IT management solutions, mergers and acquisitions, demand generation, and channel infrastructure.
It added the change in leadership is to create a new strategy in becoming a dominant player within the SMB IT management software space.
“Our goal is nothing less than to create the premiere IT management software company for small and medium businesses.
“Whilst maintaining our focus on our on-premises products, our growth will be driven by the combination of cloud-based IT solutions coupled with a marketing engine and channel infrastructure. We expect this combination to energise and expand our customer base,” Brighton said.
Brighton added he expects acquisitions to play a key role in the future growth of GFI.
“We see an aggressive mergers and acquisitions strategy as a key part of our growth. We expect to develop as a core competency acquiring great but complex technology that we can transform into simple, Cloud-enabled products.
“Our customers and channel partners are going to be thrilled by the expansion of our portfolio we expect to drive over the next 24 months.”
Brighton brings to his role more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. Prior to joining GFI Software, he served at Aurea Software as its CEO for more than two years. Before that, he was CEO at Artemis International, a position he held for about five years.
Earlier in his career, Brighton held senior positions at Trilogy Software and A.T. Kearney.