Brightwell Hires Robert Berris as Chief Innovation Officer

ATLANTA – April 18, 2023 – Brightwell, a payments technology company that buildsfinancial products to send money securely anywhere in the world and one of theleaders at the forefront of innovative fintech solutions, announced today thatit has hired Robert Berris as the company’s first Chief Innovation Officer.  


An accomplished leader inbusiness strategy, marketing, user experience, and corporate innovation withover 20 years of experience, Berris most recently served as Executive VicePresident and Managing Director of Three Five Two, Inc. (352), an innovationand growth firm. During his time there, he led the day-to-day operations andmost notably founded the Innovation practice - a new line of business thataddressed the most pressing challenges and market opportunities with Fortune500 executives. In his new role at Brightwell, Berris will apply innovationprinciples to uncover new market and customer opportunities, as well as forgepaths for business growth and value creation. He will be focused on finding newways to further Brightwell’s mission of securely connecting people around theglobe to financial services.


“A leader who knows theattributes of successful business frameworks and corporate strategy, Robert’sexperience and expertise is a perfect match for Brightwell’s present andfuture,” said Larry Hipp, Brightwell Chief Executive Officer. “His ability totransform methodologies into human-centered innovative processes and widen thescope of possibilities by attacking problems from different vantage points,catapults our organization as it looks to offer unique solutions that supportthe payments industry.”


The hiring of Berris comes on theheels of a series of several awards and achievements for Brightwell includingits partnerships with Visa to expand real-time payment capabilities forcustomers and Dash Solutions to introduce new levels of security and remittancecapabilities, as well as recognitions as a Top Atlanta Workplace andcross-border payment innovation by the FinTech Breakthrough Awards Program.


“I’m looking forward to this nextchapter,” said Berris. “When considering the trajectory of my career and mynext step, it was important to me that I join a team that is mission-driven andhas a passion for providing solutions that don’t just disrupt, but ultimatelyhelp others. Brightwell fits the bill in every facet imaginable. From expandingaccess to payments for the global workforce to ensuring secure and compliantglobal payments for fortune 500 organizations, I’m eager to expand on services that make the lives ofits users easier.”


To learn more about Berris,Brightwell’s leadership team, and its innovative solutions, visit, and follow the company on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


About Brightwell

Driven by apassion for financial inclusion and empowerment, Atlanta-based financialtechnology company Brightwell is living out its mission to create products thathelp people and businesses send money securely across the globe. Brightwell’ssuite of cross-border payment products is simple to use, easy to integrate withand help our customers achieve measurable results. Processing and securingbillions of dollars each year, Brightwell’s products are trusted by businessesof all sizes – from startups to Fortune 500. For more information, visit

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