BlueVine Names Silicon Valley Veteran Brian Jackson as Head of U.S. Engineering
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueVine, a leading provider of working capital financing to small and medium-sized businesses, today announced that it has named veteran Silicon Valley technologist Brian Jackson as Head of U.S. Engineering. In this role, Jackson will lead and scale the U.S. engineering team and build BlueVine’s next generation of products designed to transform financing for small businesses.
Jackson has spent the past 30 years developing software products in Silicon Valley, holding senior leadership positions at some of technology’s leading companies.
Jackson was previously an engineering director at Facebook, where he led teams in charge of key infrastructure products. Before Facebook, he served as an engineering director at Google, where he oversaw the development of Google For Work (now “G Suite”) applications and Google’s first integrated in-house customer relations management (CRM) system.
Before joining Google, Jackson held various vice president roles at several business software startups, such as Brio Technology, Xtime, and Epiphany.
“We’re thrilled to have an experienced and brilliant technology leader like Brian join us to head our engineering team in the U.S.,” said Nir Klar, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, BlueVine. “BlueVine has a proud tradition of building innovative fintech products leveraging the most cutting-edge technologies, and with Brian on board, we’re excited about our future ahead as we build the next generation of products.”
“Fintech is one of the most significant trends to emerge during my 30 years in Silicon Valley,” Jackson said. “It’s exciting to be building products and technology that provide the fastest and most flexible financial services for small businesses. BlueVine is a pioneer in this space, and it’s an honor to be part of the team.”
Jackson is a native of Iowa and earned a CS, Computer Engineering degree at Iowa State. Jackson lives with his wife and daughters in Los Altos. He likes traveling, snowboarding, and occasionally indoor rowing.
BlueVine is a leading provider of online online financing to small and medium-sized businesses. BlueVine’s technology-enabled platform offers business owners fast and flexible access to capital to pay for their everyday needs and to grow their business. BlueVine provides flexible business line of credit financing based on easy-to-understand and transparent terms. BlueVine also offers a fully-online cloud-based platform for invoice factoring, revolutionizing the 4,000-year old financing system that allows businesses to receive cash advances on outstanding invoices. Based in Redwood City, Calif., BlueVine has provided over $1.5 billion in financing to small businesses and is backed by leading investors, including Menlo Ventures, Citi Ventures, SVB Financial, Nationwide Insurance, M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Arm) , 83NORTH, Rakuten Fintech Fund
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