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Leadership

Meet our leadership team

Led by industry veterans with deep software, engineering and manufacturing expertise.

Executive leadership

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Amar Hanspal

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

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Amar Hanspal

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Amar is a senior business leader with 30+ years of experience driving business and technology transformation. Prior to co-founding Bright Machines in 2018, he was co-CEO and Chief Product Officer at Autodesk, where he drove the transformation of the company’s product portfolio from on-premise to SaaS and its business model from one based on perpetual licenses to subscription. He oversaw the company’s entire software portfolio, including its innovative manufacturing and construction applications. With a view to the future, Amar led Autodesk into the cloud and enabled its 12 million customers to access their designs on nearly any device. Today, Amar sits on Bright Machines’ Board of Directors and the boards of BeyondTrust and Aspen Technology and advises early-stage venture companies. Amar holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bombay University, a master’s in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York, and has completed the executive managerial program at Stanford University.

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Fiorella Dettorre

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

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Fiorella Dettorre

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Fiorella is a seasoned Silicon Valley executive with extensive experience spanning operations, human resources, and executive development. Most recently, she focused her efforts on coaching executives at several Fortune 500 tech companies. She co-founded DigitalPersona and grew the company from startup to profitability. Earlier in her career, Fiorella was a member of the executive team at Logitech, Inc., where she held management positions in operations and administration in support of the company’s rapid worldwide expansion, including setting up manufacturing operations. Fiorella has a doctorate in psychology from the University of Rome.

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Bill Griffin

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

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Bill Griffin

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

Bill is an enterprise technology veteran who has worked worldwide in technology sales to manufacturers for over twenty years. Having led global sales organizations at Aspen Technology, Autodesk, and Xerox, Bill has learned that teamwork and customer success orientation are the long-term keys to success. He was most recently a Partner in TechCXO LLC, a management consulting firm that helps technology startups and high-growth companies achieve their goals. Bill holds bachelor’s degrees in business administration and marketing from Wilkes University.

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Michael Keogh

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Michael Keogh

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Michael is an experienced finance professional and tech industry veteran with over 20 years of building teams, driving transformational change, and instituting operational efficiency. Prior to joining Bright Machines, he was President of STANLEY X and was also the CFO for the company’s $1.6B emerging markets business. Previously, Michael ran R&D finance and held leadership positions in Corporate FP&A and Operations at Apple, and spent over 13 years at Intel in finance and strategy roles, with a focus on manufacturing operations. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from Cornell University.

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Victoria Libin

GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY

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Victoria Libin

GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY

Victoria is an accomplished strategic legal advisor with a passion for disruptive technology. She most recently was at Accenture Digital, where she led a global team of senior lawyers focused on expansion into new business areas and the development of cutting-edge technology platforms. Previously, she served in senior legal roles at Viacom and multiple startups. Victoria holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, a master’s in art history from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s in art history from Brandeis University.

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Brian Mathews

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

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Brian Mathews

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Brian is a technology futurist who has spent three decades architecting cloud and desktop software for designers and engineers. Most recently, he led a 500-person platform group at Autodesk that was responsible for software development, cloud operations, product security and compliance. Previously, he led software teams developing 3D reality capture, computer graphics, augmented reality, data compression and other products. Brian holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

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Caroline Pan

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

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Caroline Pan

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Caroline is a global industry executive with over 25 years of experience in high-tech and industrial manufacturing. Prior to joining Bright Machines, she was at Honeywell where she was most recently Vice President of Strategy and Ventures. She established Honeywell’s Corporate Marketing organization and led marketing for High Growth Regions. Before Honeywell, Caroline held leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation, and Ford Motor Company. She spent over 15 years living and working internationally. Caroline holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Abhishek Pani

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

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Abhishek Pani

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Abhishek is a senior product leader with experience driving key business outcomes and customer growth at enterprise companies. Most recently, he built and led a team of AI/ML scientists, product managers, and engineers at Adobe, focused on creating a new class of products for the company’s enterprise customers. His team also built the core data science and decisioning stack for driving growth and customer experience. Abhishek joined Adobe through the acquisition of a leading programmatic adtech startup, Efficient Frontier, where he led the algorithms and research team. Earlier in his career, he worked in management consulting. Abhishek has a doctorate in operations research from the University of Maryland.

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Tzahi Rodrig

COO & CO-FOUNDER

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Tzahi Rodrig

COO & CO-FOUNDER

Tzahi is a global operations expert who specializes in supply chain, manufacturing, distribution, and services. Prior to co-founding Bright Machines, he was President of Worldwide Manufacturing Operations at Flex, where he was responsible for more than 150,000 employees, 100 sites, and $20 billion in revenue. Previously he founded Uniskor, an electronic manufacturing services provider, which Flex acquired in 2000. He has also held leadership positions in operations and engineering at ECI. Tzahi holds a degree in industrial engineering from Tel Aviv University and has completed managerial and innovation leadership programs at MIT and Stanford University.

Board of directors

Carl Bass

Board Chairman & former CEO, Autodesk

Glenda Dorchak

Board Director & Former CEO, VirtualLogix and Intrinsyc Software

Amar Hanspal

Board Director & CEO, Bright Machines

Stephen Luczo

Board Director & Former CEO, Seagate Technology

Lior Susan

Board Director & Founding Partner, Eclipse Ventures


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