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Bright Ascension strengthens leadership team

Posted 12 December 2023

Dundee based space software tech provider, Bright Ascension Ltd., has appointed Patricia Druken as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Laura Calder as the new Chief Finance Officer (CFO), to create a stronger commercially-focused team ahead of the launch of its end-to-end HELIX suite of software products.



Above: (left to right) Richard Adams, Sales Director, Patricia Druken, COO, Anna White, Product Manager and Laura Calder, CFO.
Courtesy Bright Ascension


Dundee based space software tech provider, Bright Ascension Ltd., has appointed Patricia Druken as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Laura Calder as the new Chief Finance Officer (CFO), to create a stronger commercially-focused team ahead of the launch of its end-to-end HELIX suite of software products.

The newly formed leadership team will focus on maximising business growth opportunities and strengthening Bright Ascension’s position on global markets.

Patricia Druken is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in technology leadership and operation. A former COO at Bell Procurement Management in Singapore, she spent the last three years transforming the company’s global structure, operating model and technology. With 90% of the company previously in her reporting line, Patricia brings extensive people management experience to Bright Ascension’s operations.

Patricia will focus on providing management, leadership and vision to the newly formed commercial team to ensure the company meets its objectives in securing the market and revenue for its HELIX products. Amongst others, Patricia will be assisted by Richard Adams, formerly of Mix Telematics, who joins the company as the new Sales Director and Anna White, a former Senior Product Owner at People’s Postcode Lottery, who is tasked with bridging the gap between engineering and commercial teams as Bright Ascension’s new Product Manager.

“Patricia’s profound experience and expertise in implementing various management control structures for operations and expanding the company’s global footprint will be crucial in securing the future for HELIX and bringing our new products to the market,” said Peter Mendham, CEO at Bright Ascension. “As the bulk of engineering and development effort is nearing the release and the first HELIX products are preparing to enter their commercial life, we are putting more focus on building a stronger customer journey to help scale our sales and revenue generation processes.”

“Bright Ascension is on a phenomenal trajectory”, said Patricia Druken, newly appointed COO. “I am thrilled to join the company at such a pivotal moment to ensure HELIX brings exceptional results and accelerates growth.”

 

 

 

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