September 12, 2013 08:25 ET

BrightTALK Appoints Silicon Valley Veteran John Eichhorn as CFO and Member of the Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2013) - BrightTALK, the rapidly growing provider of video and webinar platform technologies for business professionals and their communities, announced the appointment of John Eichhorn as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Directors. In these roles, Mr. Eichhorn will serve as a strategic advisor and oversee BrightTALK's day-to-day financial operations to shape the company's financial direction as BrightTALK accelerates its growth.

Mr. Eichhorn comes to BrightTALK with a broad set of experiences in high-tech finance, regulatory compliance, investor relations and strategic planning having worked for several notable companies including HP, Cisco, Adobe, Business Objects Inc. (acquired by SAP), PayCycle Inc. (acquired by Intuit), and Tropos Networks (acquired by ABB). 

"John has a great track record of helping companies, both big and small, accelerate profitable growth and create shareholder value," said BrightTALK CEO Paul Heald. "He brings a new dimension of leadership and management strength to our growing team and will help scale our business."

"I like joining companies with the goal of helping then grow exponentially," said Mr. Eichhorn. "One of the big reasons I joined BrightTALK is that I see a multi-billion market opportunity combined with some incredible technology and a team that I believe has the requisite skill set to execute on our mission as well as being a great deal of fun to work with."

Mr. Eichhorn graduated from UC Berkeley and then went on to obtain a Masters degree in International Management with a concentration on Asia and Mandarin Chinese from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is conversant in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.