Newcomer to Brightstar

Brightstar, BTexact Technologies’ corporate technology incubator, has appointed Kevin Parry to its management team. Kevin joins from BT Ignite and will head up Brightstar’s Accelerator business unit.

Parry has over 17 years’ experience in the technology industry. In his previous role at BT Ignite he led the industry development team, creating new business opportunities across Europe. He also worked as vice president of international operations at BT Ignite.

Harry Berry, general manager at Brightstar, said: “Kevin’s extensive experience in business development and operations provides Brightstar with vital professional skills that will further assist the businesses in the accelerator and Brightstar in general. Kevin will play a pivotal role in the development of Accelerator businesses, maximising the value for Brightstar.”

Brightstar announced its formal commitment to an accelerator business model earlier this year. The firm’s strategy allows Brightstar to take start-ups to a more advanced stage before seeking venture capital funding.