IRVINGTON, New York — BrightFarms has appointed Steve Campione as its chief financial officer.
“Steve is a world class business leader,” said Paul Lightfoot, BrightFarms’ chief executive officer. “We look forward to benefitting from his expertise in creating the tools, systems and culture to enable the company to smoothly scale nationally.”
Campione has more than 20 years of experience in finance, operations and investment banking. Most recently, he was CFO & COO at Rural Media Group, where he led the company through multiple capital raises and acquisitions that quadrupled its employee base and operating profits. Prior to his tenure at Rural Media Group, Campione spent a decade on Wall Street raising capital for growth companies and advising clients on strategic mergers and acquisitions.
“I’m thrilled to join the BrightFarms team and to continue the company’s terrific momentum,” Campione said. "And I’m particularly excited to contribute my capital raising and mergers and acquisitions experience as we look to accelerate the expansion of BrightFarms’ footprint nationally and to further increase our rate of growth and market leadership.”Campione joins BrightFarms following its successful Series D funding round in 2018, where the company raised $55 million with Cox Enterprises as the lead investor. This financing has enabled continued rapid national expansion of BrightFarms’ network of farms.