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Brightsolid hires CEO and CTO to kickstart new year

New start: Bryan Lambe and Elaine Maddison


Brightsolid, the Scottish co-location and cloud solutions company, has kick-started the year with the appointment of a chief executive and chief technology officer.

Elaine Maddison will fill the role of CEO left vacant when Elaine van der Berg resigned suddenly six months ago. Bryan Lambe will join the DC Thomson-owned company as CTO.

Ms Maddison has spent 20 years in the UK financial services industry and has experience across a range of disciplines including IT, operations, risk management, strategy and M&A activities. She has previously experienced Brightsolid as a customer during her time working with Alliance Trust Savings.

With a track record of leading diverse business functions through transformational change, Ms Maddison will lead the ongoing transformation of Brightsolid’s technology and service delivery offerings.

Speaking about her appointment, Ms Maddison said: “The company is well positioned for growth in this evolving market as the demand for cloud and colocation solutions continues to rise.”

Mr Lambe joins Brightsolid after 12 years of working for Microsoft’s Middle East and Africa operations. Throughout his time at the technology giant, he led digital change projects, including defining cloud and IT strategies for clients and supporting the development and modernisation of data centres.

Mr Lambe will be responsible for the technical strategy and end-to-end design and delivery of the company’s technology-based services, working collaboratively with clients to meet their IT needs.

Mr Lambe said: “It is an exciting time to return to Scotland as demand for cloud solutions is on the increase. Brightsolid is in a strong position to support this growing demand and become a major player in the Scottish cloud and colocation landscape.

“I very much look forward to shaping and supporting the company’s technology offerings throughout this journey.”

David Thomson, executive chairman of Brightsolid, said: “Today’s pace of change is exponential. Cloud is the most disruptive force in technology in decades, and Brightsolid’s role in helping organisations realise the benefit of cloud has never been more important.

“Elaine’s vision, strategy and execution track record, supplemented by Bryan’s technology expertise, are exactly what Brightsolid needs as we enter our next chapter, which I am confident will be even more impactful and exciting than our last.”

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