Rochester, NY - December 15, 2014 Brighton Securities, a local and independently owned financial services firm, announced today the appointment of a new member of their Board, David G. Rusin.

"We are honored to have added David to our Board of Directors," said Jai Ramachandran, Chief Executive Officer of Brighton Securities. "David's experience from his time with Kodak, Frontier and American Fiber Systems has given him insights into best business practices and will assist us as we continue to grow within the Rochester Community. Team Brighton looks forward to having his perspective assist us in better serving our clients in 2015 and beyond."

David is a successful Serial Entrepreneur with a proven track record in launching new businesses. Focused primarily on technology, telecommunications, Internet and software industries, David has raised over $90 million in Venture Capital. Most recently, David was Founder, President & CEO of American Fiber Systems, Inc. where he focused on delivering fiber optic capacity nationwide in second tier markets. David has also held Executive positions with Northern Telecom and was past President of Frontier Communications doubling their revenues from $3 billion to $6 billion before officially becoming an entrepreneur in 1997. Prior to Frontier Communications David conducted a successful turnaround as President & CEO of Edicon Systems, Inc. a digital imaging subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Company from 1990-1993, which was eventually sold to UTC and has grown to over $1 billion in annual revenues worldwide.

"A business should operate on six core values," said David Rusin. "A company culture of mutual trust, customer experience obsession, frugality, operational effectiveness, bias for action and innovation." It is these values at the core of Brighton Securities that attracted him to become a member of its' Board. "Brighton's focus on in depth and personalized service, coupled with their dedication to impartial wealth advisory services is something extraordinary. They have a strong management team with nearly 100 years of combined experience. I am pleased to announce my appointment to their Board."

David holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management from Ashley University with International Accreditation, San Francisco, CA, MBA in Finance from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

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