The Brightcove management team brings together technology and media industry executives with broad industry experience from companies including Macromedia, EMC, ATG, Adobe, Citrix, and Oracle.
David Mendels brings nearly two decades of experience as a general manager, corporate strategist, thought leader, and deal maker focused on making the Internet easier to use for consumers and developers. Mendels is a recognized leader in the development and strategies behind rich Internet applications.
At Macromedia, Mendels served as executive vice president and general manager, leading product development, marketing, and alliances including the setup and launch of international operations in Latin America and Japan. In this role he directly managed Macromedia's flagship products, including the Flash and Flex line, Macromedia Studio and ColdFusion. Mendels joined Adobe following its acquisition of Macromedia in December 2005 and led the company's Business Productivity business unit where he was responsible for $1 billion in revenue from products including Adobe Acrobat(TM), Acrobat Connect(TM), LiveCycle and Flex.
Executive Chairman of the Board
Jeremy founded Brightcove in early 2004 with a vision for the transformation of television with the Internet. As Executive Chairman, Jeremy leads the company's technology, marketing and business development strategy. Prior to founding Brightcove, Jeremy worked as a technologist and entrepreneur-in-residence for Cambridge, MA-based venture capital firm General Catalyst, where he worked on companies and investments in broadband media, mobile content, e-commerce software and digital identity. Before General Catalyst, Jeremy was Chief Technology Officer of Macromedia, where he helped define and launch the Macromedia MX platform for Rich Internet Applications, helping to evolve Macromedia Flash into a dominant platform for rich media applications on the Internet. Jeremy joined Macromedia with its merger with Allaire Corporation, where Jeremy was a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. Founded in 1995, Allaire Corporation was a pioneer in using the web as an application platform, and its industry leading and award winning products power millions of websites, online services and business applications on the Internet.
Andrew W. Feinberg
Chief Legal Officer
Andy joined Brightcove in 2005 as one of its founding executives. He brings over 20 years experience as an attorney and senior manager. At Brightcove, he is responsible for the Company's legal matters, governance and corporate development. Andy is also Brightcove's General Manager with executive responsibility for the Company's Japanese and Asia Pacific business units. Prior to Brightcove, Andy served as Vice President and General Counsel at Lycos Inc., where, in addition to heading a team responsible for all of Lycos' legal affairs, he also played a leading role in negotiating and establishing many of Lycos' key US and international relationships. Before joining Lycos, Andy was in private practice with Shearman & Sterling in New York and Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston. Andy also served as law clerk for the former Chief Judge for the United States District Court for Connecticut. Andy received his JD from Cornell Law School, where he was an Editor of the Cornell Law Review, and his BA from Tufts University.
SVP, Sales, Americas & EMEA
Paul Goetz is Brightcove's senior vice president of sales for the Americas and the EMEA region. As a member of Brightcove’s core executive team, Paul leads the company's Sales, Account Management, Customer Support and Consulting teams to drive Brightcove's customer acquisition and client success efforts.
Paul brings 25 years of client facing, technology leadership and has been instrumental in driving growth and go-to-market transformations for B2B technology leaders. Prior to Brightcove, Goetz served as senior vice president of U.S. sales and consulting at SAVVIS Corporation, where he led Web technology engagements with major consumer brands, media organizations and software-as-a-service providers. Prior to SAVVIS, Goetz spent 19 years at EMC Corporation, where he last served as vice president of global consulting and managed services and was responsible for worldwide advanced services sales. In this role, Goetz worked with many of EMC's top clients and designed and built a highly productive global services sales force. Early in his career, Goetz rose through the sales ranks at EMC before leading sales for the company’s southern European region and later served as vice president for solutions and services marketing.
Goetz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts.
EVP & CFO
Christopher Menard joined Brightcove as chief financial officer in 2010 and brings deep expertise in the financial and operational management of dynamic growth environments. Menard came to Brightcove after more than nine years at Phase Forward, a leading provider of enterprise software and services for clinical trials and drug safety. He joined Phase Forward in 2001 as director of finance and held numerous roles, including vice president of finance, and most recently, senior vice president and chief financial officer. Menard was at the company for many of its key milestones and played an integral role in the execution and integration of six acquisitions, successful execution of the IPO and secondary stock offering, and implementation of global financial systems. He was also heavily involved in Phase Forward's acquisition by Oracle in 2010.
Menard also currently teaches mergers and acquisitions at Boston College in the Caroll School of Management. He received a master of business administration degree from Boston College and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Babson College.
As the senior vice president of products at Brightcove, Thomas Nielsen is responsible for driving the company's product strategy, delivery and future innovations. Nielsen has more than two decades of technology leadership experience in the digital media industry. Prior to joining Brightcove, Nielsen served as the president and CEO of RealNetworks. He also previously held the role of vice president of the Digital Imaging Group at Adobe Systems; while there, he led one of Adobe's largest business units which included Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements as well as mobile, Web and tablet solutions for the digital imaging space. Earlier in his career, Nielsen held senior product management and research and development roles at Microsoft and MGI Software. He is currently a member of the board of directors for Corel Software and an advisor to several early-stage technology companies.
Senior Vice President - Asia Pacific and Japan
Dennis Rose joined Brightcove in 2010 to lead the company's strategic investment in Asia-Pacific. He brings over 30 years of experience in IT companies including seven years experience in Latin American and the Caribbean and eleven years in Asia-Pacific.
His current responsibilities include developing the strategic go-to-market plan for the region, growing business operations in key markets, building and developing the field organization and implementing the sales, marketing and channel partnerships to achieve the business goals in this important area of investment for the company.
Dennis previously led overall business operations for Citrix Systems in the region. He is based in Singapore and holds an M.B.A. from Boston College and is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program in International Business.
Senior Vice President of Sales, EMEA
Sue Thexton comes to Brightcove with more than 20 years of experience in the software and media industry. Previously, Sue served as vice president of EMEA for Datawatch Corporation, a report analytics product and services provider, where she was focused on enterprise sales development. She also served as managing director of ITN Source, a provider of professional video content through its online archive portal. Before this, Sue worked at Macromedia for ten years, first as general manager for Northern Europe then as EMEA vice president. Sue also established Adobe’s Northern Europe presence in 1989 and has worked as a media and technology consultant for clients including Skillset, Red Bee Media and the BBC. She has held several non-executive positions, including being a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Council, a Trustee of Futurelab and a visiting professor at Middlesex University in London.
As Brightcove's chief marketing officer, Jeff Whatcott leads worldwide marketing activity for the company. Jeff has previously served in senior leadership positions at Acquia, Adobe, Macromedia, and Allaire responsible for software products and services driving hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue and serving millions of end users.
Jeff is a proven thought leader in interactive media and technology platform strategy. He is a frequent public speaker and panelist on topics including online video, mobile app platforms, media monetization, content management, open source software, and web development technology.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and Master of Business Administration degree, both from Brigham Young University. Fluent in English and Japanese, Jeff has helped grow strong businesses worldwide.