BrightSign Adds Greg Herlein and Matt Neutra to Executive Team

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BrightSign expanded its executive team with hires to fuel the company’s aggressive growth trajectory in the months ahead. Greg Herlein joins BrightSign from Amazon Web Services, while Matthew (Matt) Neutra comes to BrightSign by way of Bose Corporation. Collectively, they bring to the company more than four decades of experience developing and deploying digital signage for some of the world’s most notable and respected brands.

“To land either Greg or Matt individually would be a huge win for our company, but for them to join simultaneously speaks volumes about the opportunities that lie ahead for BrightSign,” said Jeff Hastings, CEO of BrightSign. “We’ve set some aggressive growth targets for the next few years and filling out our senior ranks with top performers from across the industry is precisely what we’ll need to deliver on those commitments.”

Greg Herlein joins BrightSign as head of software engineering following a long tenure at Cisco and, most recently, at Amazon Web Services (AWS). At AWS, he earned certifications as a solutions architect, DevOps engineer and certified developer. Herlein has SaaS expertise across multiple enterprises such as the Walmart Smart Network, Cisco Infinite Video Platform and the Cognitive Networks advertising monitoring platform. He holds multiple digital signage patents and was selected as a Technicolor Fellow. Herlein served previously at BrightSign, during which time he built the Sonos retail display.

While BrightSign is widely known as a hardware company, software innovation will continue to play a key role in the company’s growth moving forward. BrightSign’s dedicated operating system and its cloud-based digital signage management platform,, are key competitive differentiators for BrightSign. Herlein will guide all future software development to ensure BrightSign customers continue to enjoy a robust, world-class software experience when using BrightSign’s award-winning media players.

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Matt Neutra recently left Bose Corporation to become BrightSign’s senior product manager and lead experience engineer. He’s been at the bleeding edge of immersive media, experience design and digital signage for more than two decades. During his extensive tenure at Bose, Matt founded the Bose Demonstration Engineering Group. He holds four U.S. patents for hardware, software and interfaces related to immersive media and digital signage.