|6 November 2015|

A leading American company has opened a hub in Glasgow because of the city’s worldwide reputation for engineering excellence.

Brightree, one of the largest providers of cloud-based clinical and business management solutions to home health, hospice, home medical equipment (HME) and pharmacy providers, has officially launched its new Glasgow office.

It is a move that is expected to create upwards of 100 high-value software development jobs over the next two years, as part of a planned investment of approximately US$50million over the next four years in Scotland.

The company is led by GlobalScot Dave Cormack, the Brightree CEO and president. A former director of Aberdeen Football Club, Mr Cormack assumed the helm of Brightree in 2005 and has overseen the company as it has grown from a turnover of US$1million to US$120million and to a global headcount of 450.

Mr Cormack recognised an opportunity in his homeland to add capacity to its US-based development team: “We recognised that tapping into the highly educated engineering skills base in Scotland would give us access to a wealth of talent in the fields of software development, and quality assurance, which are the cornerstones necessary for Brightree to deliver on its aggressive product expansion plans.”

“We were attracted to the Scottish work ethic and the world-class level of expertise. Our new team members here are working with modern state-of-the-art development tools and can easily collaborate with our team in the US to accelerate development of our industry-leading technology solutions.”

He added: “I am thrilled to be back in Scotland to officially launch our new Glasgow office. To be in the position where I can bring investment to my home country, and show the world that Scotland has outstanding technology talent, is a very proud moment for me.”