Brighten Godfrey is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Veriflow. Brighten has conducted research in networked systems and algorithms for more than a decade. Brighten has co-authored over 50 scientific publications, and his work has developed novel architectures and systems for Internet routing, data center networking, high-performance data transport, and network data plane verification, as well as advancing theoretical analysis of network algorithms. Brighten has received multiple awards, including the ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the UIUC Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Internet2 Innovative Application Award, in addition to several best paper awards. He was a Beckman Fellow at the UIUC Center for Advanced Study in 2014-2015, and has served as program committee chair of several academic conferences. Brighten holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.