Brightbox® is a NYC based end-to-end technology and consumer services company that provides secure, fully connected mobile phone charging stations that we place and operate in venues of all types — hospitality, healthcare, entertainment, retail, events and more. We provide a best-in-class secure mobile device charging solution that supports your business by helping to attract, engage, satisfy and retain customers. We are in the business of keeping people powered up so that they stay connected on the go — and they love us for it.
The driving force behind Brightbox
Chief Executive Officer
Billy most recently co-founded and was Executive Chairman of Kilimanjaro Energy, a clean energy startup funded by ARCH Venture Partners and the Comer Education & Science Foundation. Previously he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in the Principal Strategies Group and a Partner of Spear Leeds & Kellogg. He chairs or sits on various non-profit investment committees or boards. Billy has a MPA from Columbia University, a BA from Yale University and a CFA.
Chief Product Officer
Andrew is an interdisciplinary product development professional with a background in consumer electronics, mobile lifestyle and app-enhanced accessories. Formerly he led design and development at iHome, a leader in iOS charging & audio accessories. He has a MA in Design Management from Pratt Institute and Industrial Design degree from Philadelphia University. His work includes over 22 patents, along with the successful design, implementation and market introduction of more than 75 products.
Chief Technology Officer
Ross has 20 years of experience as a Software Developer, Systems Administrator, and Project Manager in the Financial Services Industry. Most recently, as a Vice President at Morgan Stanley he designed and managed large-scale systems used across all lines of business. This is his first start-up. He holds a MA in History from the University at Albany.
Vice President, Brands & Experiential
Joel’s true passion is Experiential and Event Marketing, having conducted Trade Shows for over 15 years. He has represented and fashioned several brands in the United States and Europe and has an extensive background in sales and brand development. From consumer goods to private label industrial supplies he has helped manufacturers with new product introductions. He received a BA in Political Science and Marketing from the University of Florida, with certifications in International Relations and Latin American studies.
Vice President of Sales
Pete Harrison co-founded Brightbox while bartending at some of the top nightlife spots in NYC to pay for graduate school. He has over 10 years of experience in hospitality and customer service while working for companies including BR Guest, EMM Group, and John DeLucie. He was also a freelance copy writer. This is his first startup. He holds a BA in History from the College of the Holy Cross and a MUP from Columbia University.
Assistant Vice President of Sales
Deana received a BA in Marketing from Pace Univeristy in Manhattan, while also studying abroad at Macquarie University in Sydney. With a concentration in Advertising and Promotion and a background in hospitality, this is Deana’s first startup.
Director, Brands & Experiential
Chris is a leader in identifying, connecting and creating non-traditional revenue opportunities through experiential ideation and execution for brands, agencies, and event properties. Most recently, he pioneered the creation of the TourTerminal®, an “onsite media and marketing” digital signage kiosk platform implemented for lead generation and consumer engagement. He led sales to Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, Wrangler, and the Hard Rock Café. Previously, he led Greatest Common Factor, an integrated marketing company. Chris holds a BS in Communications from the University of Miami.
Vice President | Operations
Nick has over 10 years of experience in Business Operations and Project Management. Formerly, he ran operations in both the automotive and construction sectors. This is his first start-up. He holds a BA in Business & Economics as well as a BA in Mathematics from Lafayette College.
Board of Directors
Ed is the senior partner of Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, a law firm that represents venture stage companies and venture funds. He is also a founder of Angel Round Capital, the only member led venture fund in the New York metro region. Previously, Ed was associated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He sits on the boards of Business Financial Solutions, the second largest global cash advance company, and Gcommerce, a SaaS based EDI supply chain management solutions company. Ed has a BA from the University of South Carolina Honors College and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Board of Directors
Rob, an investor and consultant to start-up technology companies, currently serves on the boards of directors of Koko Fitness, Convenient Cards, and BrightBox. He was formerly President and COO of Montreal-based Discreet Logic from startup to initial public offering. Before that he was Corporate Counsel at Thinking Machines Corporation; Vice-President-Administration, General Counsel, at Rise Technology, also from start-up to initial public offering; and an associate attorney at a law firm specializing in intellectual property. Rob has a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.