Brightlio is committed to being your most trusted and most responsive IT solutions provider.

We believe in partnership. The best business relationships aren‘t transactional. They are built through years of mutually shared success. We are committed to enabling your success through technology.

We are problem solvers. We enjoy solving our clients’ toughest challenges using our decades of experience and our strong network of industry-leading partners. We find thoughtful and unique ways to deliver results.

We respect the value of your time. We’ll provide you with what you need quickly and present it clearly so that you can make the best decision for your business.

We value ethics and integrity.

If these values align with yours, we would love to partner with you. Thank you for your time, and the opportunity to earn your business.


John Minnix

Founder & CEO

John Minnix Founder & CEO of Brightlio

About Our Founder

John Minnix is the Founder and CEO of Brightlio. John has been providing customers with technology solutions coupled with outstanding customer support for 20 years.

Prior to founding Brightlio, John founded VPLS Solutions, a value-added IT reseller, managed service provider, and professional services consultancy.  John bootstrapped VPLS Solutions from a start-up to one of Southern California's premier technology partners.  VPLS Solutions earned numerous industry awards including CRN's Top 500 Solutions Providers, CRN's Fast Growth Award, and Orange County Business Journal's "Best Places to Work".  VPLS Solutions was acquired by Evocative in 2019.

John spearheaded growth for Evocative for three years in roles as VP of Sales & Marketing, and President & Chief Operating Officer.  He led Evocative's global sales, marketing, engineering, and operations teams including 100 U.S. and 30 international employees.  Under his leadership, the company exceeded revenue targets, increased margins, and decreased churn.  It also executed on the acquistion of a Managed Service Provider, and several data center colocation facilities, bolstered by $60 million in venture capital.

John has also held positions at Nortel Networks, Foundry Networks, and Brocade Communications. He is fluent in technologies including unified communications, colocation, cloud, network connectivity, network security, and more.  John is also a proven business-builder and developer of managed services practices.

John holds a B.A. in History from Emory University and an MBA with a Marketing focus from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.