Brightstar appoints new CEO

Brightstar Corp. has announced that Paul Galant has been named Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of Brightstar Corp. to lead the company into its next level of growth and innovation, the company said.

Galant is an experienced global leader with deep expertise in financial services and technology with a proven track record of driving significant growth and value creation through disciplined management and innovation.

Most recently, Galant served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of VeriFone Systems Inc. and successfully drove a 5- year transformation of Verifone from a terminal-sales company into a services-platform company delivering omni-channel payment and commerce solutions to enable new sales and reduce costs for clients.

Galant has also joined SoftBank as an Operating Partner.

Brightstar simplifies the wireless world, making mobile technology accessible to everyone.