ON Partners Recruits CEO for Brightspot

October 5, 2022 – Partners Jeff Hocking and Tindall (Sewell) Hein of ON Partners assisted in the recruitment of Raleigh McClayton as the new CEO for Brightspot, a provider of content management, workflow solutions, and services for top global brands. “Brightspot is in the right position to serve the content industry which needs our platform and services,” said David Gang, the company’s CEO and co-founder. “We are excited to have Raleigh working with the team to continue to build on our momentum in 2022.”

Mr. McClayton joins Brightspot after a career leading technology companies in the food and commercial real estate industries. He has led both B2B and B2C software and technology firms over the past decade. Most recently, Mr. McClayton was CEO of ArrowStream, a supply chain software business that was acquired by Buyer’s Edge Platform earlier this year. Prior to that, he was president of LoopNet, the largest advertising platform for commercial real estate. He was a member of the leadership team at Grubhub for five years prior to its acquisition by Just Eat Takeaway. Earlier in his career, he served as head of digital marketing and strategy for Restaurant Brands International for four years, overseeing the digital growth of leading restaurant brands.

“The team, our mission, and our best-in-class products make me incredibly humbled and excited to lead this organization,” said Mr. McClayton. “It’s clear the company is obsessed with helping customers manage and support their digital content. The foundation of the business was built on giving back to the community, and that facet is certainly appealing and pervades the company. We continue to invest heavily in our product and people. I’m thrilled to partner with David and the rest of the executive team moving forward.”

Headquartered in Reston, VA, Brightspot is a content management system for businesses looking to distinguish themselves via digital transformation. Founded in 2008, the company serves client such as Mattress Firm, the Los Angeles Times, Walmart, and more.

Leading Search Consultants

With a primary focus on technology, consumer, industrial, and the life science sectors, ON Partners recruits C-level and board talent for public and private companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms. Founded in 2006, the firm’s consultants work from offices in Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas; Menlo Park, CA; Minneapolis. MN; San Francisco; and New York. ON Partners was named one of the fastest growing search firms this year by Hunt Scanlon Media. The firm is now ranked as one of the 20 largest search firms in the nation.

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Mr. Hocking identifies board members, chief executive officers and other senior-level talent across functions for technology companies and private equity firms. His clients span the software, hardware, networking, semiconductor, and outsourcing industries. He joined ON Partners in 2017 from Korn Ferry, where he served as regional market leader for the company’s technology practice.

Ms. Hein builds executive leadership teams at growth equity, private equity, and Fortune 500 companies. She serves a range of positions across CEO, operating partner, and VP-level executive roles with strong focus on diversity placements with a concentration on industrial and technology sectors.

Recent Placement

ON Partners has helped to place Allen Proithis as the new chief executive officer of Austin, TX-based GXC, a leading network-as-a-service communications company. The assignment was spearheaded by Brad Westveld, the search firm’s co-founder and partner.

“Allen’s unparalleled combination of experience, leadership, market acumen, and technical proficiency, especially in the emerging 5G private networks and IoT sectors, makes him the exceptional executive to guide GXC’s growth strategies,” said Bob Istwan, a GXC board member and CEO of Motive Companies. “We are delighted that he will lead the GXC team, and the board has every expectation that his vision, expertise, and ability to execute will accelerate GXC’s success as the leader in meshed 5G private wireless networks, especially as these private networks scale across the globe.”

Related: ON Partners Assists Unison Software in Chief Technology Officer Search

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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