Leadership team


Ty Walrod


Ty Walrod is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bright Funds. He is an active member of Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Founders Network and serves on the board of directors of Sustainable Silicon Valley. Prior to Bright Funds, Ty co-founded OutServe, a global nonprofit organization that united thousands of LGBT service members and worked to build an environment of respect and integrity in the U.S. Armed Services.

He started his career in venture capital, private equity and technology audit at Deloitte, followed by his work as senior business analyst at Coverity. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Washburn University, where he was awarded the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award in April of 2016.


Rob Goulding

President and Chief Revenue Officer

Rob is President and Chief Revenue officer of Bright Funds. He has built and led revenue and operations organizations in high-growth environments at Google, Twitter and most recently a social media start up, Linqia. He has experience across many industries and his responsibilities have ranged from SMB to Enterprise.

Rob is a student of the art and science of sales and customer success strategies and leadership. He is proud of the world-class cultures he has built, and believes that commitment to operational transparency and people development are organizational imperatives. He is an avid cyclist and swimmer living in San Francisco with his wife and his 8-year old daughter. As a family they have helped raise more than $1 million dollars for ALS-related causes.


Srinagesh Vitthanala

Chief Product Officer and VP of Engineering

As the VP of Engineering and Chief Product Officer, Sri is responsible for the product and technology roadmap and ensuring that the team delivers a scalable, high quality, delightful and meaningful customer experience.

Prior to joining Bright Funds, Sri spent over fifteen years in engineering and management roles at Financial Engines, where he was most recently led the platforms and services as the Vice President, Software Development. In that role he oversaw the marketing, CRM and investment management platforms, managing over $120 billion in assets and over $1 trillion in assets under contract. He was responsible for managing and motivating global teams, driving consensus across executive stakeholders, and developing and aligning the technology roadmap to deliver maximum organizational impact. Sri holds a BS degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Andhra University, a Masters degree in Control Systems from IIT Chennai, and an MBA from Cornell's Johnson School of Business.


Tom Silver

Chief Operating Officer

Tom Silver is Chief Operating Officer of Bright Funds. He is responsible for the business operations of the company, driving overall efficiencies and expanding profit margin throughout the organization. Earlier in his career, Tom led North American operations for 12 years at Dice.com, leading revenue growth to $120 million as the company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy to a successful IPO in 4 years. Prior to joining dice, Tom was in lead operating and management roles for 10 years at American Express, where he was part of the team that launched the company's first online travel service targeting the corporate market. He started his career as a product manager at Unilever.

Tom is president of two 501c3 foundations – The Cancer Research & Treatment Fund in New York City and The Educational Foundation of Sigma Pi at his alma mater, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He is an adviser of Rally, a technology start up company in NYC that offers an on demand technology platform that connects riders going to the same event then delivers high end buses to get them there. Tom is passionate about spending free time on the water, either boating, water skiing or sculling. He has an MBA in Marketing from New York University and is married with two children.

Board Members & Senior Advisors

Joseph N. Sanberg

Joe Ruocco

Chris Schaepe

Frank Yeary

George Jamison III