Industry News | January 20, 2013

Wentworth Technology Brings On New COO

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Wentworth Technology has hired Brian Rigney as executive vice president and COO. Rigney brings to Wentworth 15 years’ experience leading high-performing, entrepreneurial teams in launching and growing innovative businesses. 

“This past year has been one of tremendous growth for Wentworth Technology, and Brian has a proven track record of creating customer-focused and technically innovative businesses that bring value to customers, employees, and shareholders alike,” says Richard Hale, CEO. “We are pleased to be able to recruit such talent to our company, and believe we can continue to build upon the success of the past two years.”

Rigney says, “The team at Wentworth has a strong wireless communications platform, and successfully launched with leading quick-serve restaurants and franchise customers nationwide. I am pleased to be able to have this opportunity, and look forward to working with the team and our customers to bring innovative products to market.”

Since 2009, Rigney served as vice president sales & business development for CashStar, Inc., the SaaS–based digital gift card company, whose client list includes The Home Depot, Starbucks, Williams-Sonoma, GAP, Walmart, Brinker Restaurants, Best Buy, CVS/pharmacy, UNO’s Chicago Grill,and more than200 other leading national retailers and restaurants.

In that role, he led strategy development,as well as all sales and business development activities, including the launch of two new business lines.

From 2008 to 2009, Rigney led sales and client service operations for REZ-1, a leading provider of SaaS–based transportation software and services to the transportation market. 

From 2006 to 2008, Rigney also led the development of a cutting-edge payments solution for the North American construction market for WEX, Inc., a leading international provider of fleet cards. 

Rigney is also the founder and former CEO of BlueTarp Financial, an innovative information and payments company for which, between 1999 and 2005, he successfully led the company from concept through revenue generation. Now 13 years old, the company still leads the market. 

Rigney holds a B.A. from Colby College and an MBA from University of Pittsburgh.