BrightMove Management Team

Learn more about the leaders of BrightMove

David Webb, CEO & Co-founder

David has over 22 years of experience in software development, specifically in the staffing and recruitment vertical. Mr. Webb is the founder and visionary behind the current BrightMove ATS product and platform. In addition to his work at BrightMove, David has designed and implemented enterprise level software systems at companies such as Bank of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, PSS/McKesson and Vistakon (Johnson & Johnson).

“We’re here to provide a toolset to recruiters and agency business owners that make their job easier and streamlined. We use the best technology available to make complex business processes feel natural and intuitive.  Everything we build; we have the end user in the forefront of our designs.  We love innovating and creating cool software!”

James Hurff, CTO & Co-founder

Having designed one of the first online HR applications ( in the early 90’s, Mr. Hurff has more than two decades of experience in the HR software industry, specifically in the staffing and recruitment vertical. Mr. Hurff has designed and implemented large-scale software solutions at companies like Bank of America, Citibank, and the State of Florida. James is an active leader with a focus on quality solutions using industry standards.

“For the longest time our motto was ‘software built by recruiters for recruiters’ and that’s what this is. We want you to go through the workflow [Business Process] to deliver a placement, get paid and shorten your time and expense.”

Michael G. Brandt, Board Member

With a focus on recruiting software, Mr. Brandt has over 20 years of global human capital management experience. Before BrightMove, Mr. Brandt was a member of the young Vurv Technology (formerly Recruitmax) team and helped design the first web-based eRecruitment solution for Vurv, which ultimately solidified the company’s market dominance. Mr. Brandt then headed up operations for Asia Pacific before Taleo’s purchase of Vurv for $128 million. Michael went on to become the VP of Asia Pacific and subsequently the EVP of Mid-Market Solutions globally for Softscape before joining the BrightMove team.

“We focus on high performance, performance through scalability. Of course, we embrace the concept that failure may occur, but we never let failure disrupt our customer’s ability to use our software. That’s what my job is.”