Establishing an executive team is a significant step in our growth, and the fact that Dave and Hemant have chosen to continue their careers at RightBrain Networks is a testament to what we’re doing here.
Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) May 06, 2016
RightBrain Networks, a software development and cloud consulting firm, today announced that Hemant Kishan has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Dave Thompson has been hired as Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Previously serving as CTO, Jamie Begin has assumed the CEO role and will continue to set the vision for the company.
Begin said, “Establishing an executive team is a significant step in our growth, and the fact that Dave and Hemant have chosen to continue their careers at RightBrain Networks is a testament to what we’re doing here.”
Both Thompson and Kishan bring long and distinguished technology careers to RightBrain Networks. Prior to joining the company in May of 2015 as Vice President of Client Engagement, Kishan was the Director of Emerging Technology for General Motors, where he was responsible for enterprise strategy, IT transformation, and program management. Kishan’s previous experience also includes serving as early employee and eventual Vice President at Sapient and Senior Software Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation.
RightBrain Networks is also thrilled to welcome Ann Arbor native Dave Thompson to its executive team. Dave has a proven track record of building, motivating, and retaining top-performing systems engineering teams. Dave’s professional background includes increasingly senior roles at industry-leading tech companies including Netflix, where he was one of the first hires on their Cloud Operations and Reliability Engineering (CORE) team. Post Netflix, Thompson held senior technical leadership roles at several other high-growth startups.
These changes establish an executive team for RightBrain Networks – just one sign of the company’s maturity. It is also experiencing record growth. At the end of 2015 RightBrain had 23 employees with a goal to reach 40 by the end of 2016. As of May 2, RightBrain has increased to 30 employees and is still actively growing with several vacant engineering positions. Begin now expects to exceed 40 employees by the end of the year.
RightBrain, which was recently awarded Michigan 50 Companies to Watch by Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB), attributes this phenomenal growth to the overall global adoption of the cloud. According to IDC, spending on public cloud IT infrastructure will increase by 14.1% in 2016 to $24.4 billion.
“Our experience and expertise are also contributing factors, as our engineers have a diverse skill set and have built an excellent reputation executing many projects,” said Begin.
RightBrain was among the first firms certified as an Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner and one of the first six, audited AWS Managed Service Partners worldwide. The firm is also a Microsoft Partner Silver Cloud Platform.
About RightBrain Networks
RightBrain Networks is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based team of software engineers (development) and site reliability engineers (operations) building SaaS, infrastructure and managing applications for companies using public cloud platforms. The company’s DevOps philosophy, agile software development process and Cloud Development Life Cycle™ dramatically accelerate development and deployment cycles, resulting in faster time-to-market. RightBrain Networks specializes in Amazon Web Services cloud deployments and is a certified AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and Managed Service Partner, and Microsoft Silver Cloud Platform Partner. For more information visit http://www.rightbrainnetworks.com.