Executive Management


David Mendels

David Mendels

CEO

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.


Kevin Rhodes

Kevin Rhodes

EVP & CFO

Kevin Rhodes brings more than 23 years of executive level experience in a wide range of technology and software companies. He has led both public and private companies with extensive experience in finance, IT, M&A, Investor Relations and equity offerings.

Most recently, Mr. Rhodes served for over five years as the EVP & Chief Financial Officer of PlumChoice, Inc., a technology-enabled services business in the remote technology support market. Prior to joining PlumChoice, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Edgewater Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: EDGW), where he led the acquisition strategy and finance organization. Mr. Rhodes also held senior financial management positions with Eliassen Group, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc.

He received his BS degree with a concentration in Accounting & Finance from Merrimack College and holds an MBA, with highest honors, from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College.


Andrew W. Feinberg

Andrew W. Feinberg

COO

Andy joined Brightcove in 2005 as one of its founding executives. He is responsible for all of the Company’s international operations, including sales, marketing, strategy, and personnel in the Company’s EMEA, Japan, Asia, and ANZ regions. He first joined Brightcove as its General Counsel and later its Chief Legal Officer, and guided the company through multiple rounds of fundraising and its IPO in 2012. In 2008 Andy led the establishment of Brightcove KK in Tokyo and since then has had responsibility for the development of our business and organization in Japan, and thereafter in the rest of APAC as Executive Vice President, Japan and Asia Pacific. At various times during his career at Brightcove, Andy has also had responsibility for Brightcove's global human resources and corporate development functions. In 2015 Andy assumed his current role. Prior to Brightcove, Andy served as Vice President and General Counsel at Lycos Inc. 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.


Neil Lieberman

Neil Lieberman

CMO

Neil Lieberman is responsible for driving Brightcove's worldwide branding and positioning, as well as the company's corporate marketing and marketing communications strategy. Lieberman has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and business development for a wide range of software and technology companies. Most recently, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer for VFA, a provider of cloud-based facilities capital planning software and services. Previously, as the Executive Director of Unified Communications at AT&T, Mr. Lieberman led the development and launch of the company's first cloud-based communications service. Prior to AT&T, he served as the Vice President of Marketing at Interwise, where he drove revenue growth and strategic partnerships that led to the company's acquisition by AT&T. Lieberman has held other senior level positions at Intralinks, Monitor Company, Lotus Development Corporation and Information Resources. He received his BS degree from Princeton University and holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Caren Cioffi

Caren Cioffi

EVP & GM, Digital Marketing

As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Marketing for Brightcove, Caren is focused on driving the strategy and execution for the digital marketing business unit. Since joining Brightcove in 2005, Caren has played an integral role in many aspects of the company and its growth, from product management to product marketing, international expansion, customer relations, sales and business development. Highlights include helping to define the product strategy and bringing to market Brightcove's industry-leading Video Marketing Suite, leading the strategy, launch and operations for an SMB-focused market offering, helping to establish Brightcove's operations in Japan, and leading the integration of Zencoder into Brightcove following its 2012 acquisition.

Caren is passionate about the power of video to drive reach, engagement and conversion across every screen and truly believes in the power of the Internet to make a meaningful impact on the lives of billions.

Prior to Brightcove, Caren held innovation-focused roles at Lycos, AltaVista and Raging Bull. She holds a B.S. in Finance from Ithaca College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.


Anil Jain

Anil Jain

EVP & GM, Media

A seventeen year veteran of the technology industry, Anil joined Brightcove in 2014 as part of the company's acquisition of Unicorn Media, Inc. As senior vice president and general manager for Media, Anil leads Brightcove's media-focused business and is responsible for the overall go-to-market strategy, encompassing global marketing, the media product portfolio and the delivery of customer solutions.

Prior to Brightcove, Anil was the SVP Business & Corporate Development for Unicorn Media, and led the company's sale to Brightcove. Throughout his career, Anil has been deeply involved in venture development and technology marketing. Prior to Unicorn, he was the CEO of Brightmonk Innovation, a venture design and new product development firm that specializes in the development of startups from concept through commercialization. Anil also co-founded LOT2 Labs, a venture incubator based in Tempe, Arizona and previously served as the founding Vice President of Technology Ventures for AZTE, the firm responsible for managing and commercializing the intellectual property emerging from Arizona State University.

Anil is a Charter Member of TiE, the world's largest non-profit focused on fostering entrepreneurship, and has served as a founding Board Member for TiE Arizona and President from 2003-2004 and 2007-2008. A technophile at heart, Anil holds two Master of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in Technology & Policy and Materials Science & Engineering. He completed his B.S. in Ceramic Engineering with Honors and Distinction from Alfred University.


Katie Kulikoski

Katie Kulikoski

SVP, Human Resources

As global Vice President of Human Resources, Katie is responsible for leading the talent strategy for Brightcove. Prior to joining the team in 2014, Katie held HR roles in companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 100, but has maintained a strong bias for innovative technology companies for almost two decades. She is passionate about developing our people and providing a best in class career experience for our world class team. Katie earned her B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, was one of the first classes to sit for and obtain a Global Professional in HR (GPHR) Certification, and has been a longstanding member of NEHRA, SHRM and multiple HR Leadership Roundtables.


Jon Corley

Jon Corley

SVP, Product & Operations

At Brightcove, Jon is responsible for driving the company's product roadmap and delivering market-leading innovations. Previously, Jon was focused on R&D strategies and engineering, product development and production operations for Unicorn Media, which was acquired by Brightcove in January 2014. Prior to Unicorn Media, Jon served as a Director at Amazon Web Services, where he led the effort to create a new service offering that resulted in the successful launch and subsequent growth of Amazon Web Services Elastic Transcoder. Jon has also held key product development roles at iMemories, Limelight Networks and Thomson Learning. He holds a degree from Arizona State University.


David Plotkin

David Plotkin

General Counsel, SVP

David is Brightcove's General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer. David manages the company's global legal affairs, as well as its governance, compliance and privacy programs. David joined Brightcove in 2007 and was previously the company's VP of Business and Legal Affairs where, in addition to leading the commercial legal affairs of the company, he was responsible for negotiating many of the company's most significant business relationships. Before joining Brightcove, David was a partner in the Media & IP practice at the Boston law firm of Prince Lobel and an associate at Hill & Barlow. Prior to entering into private practice, David was a law clerk for a federal district judge in Connecticut. David received his JD from Northeastern University School of Law and his BA in Economics from The George Washington University.


Mark Blair

Mark Blair

Vice President, EMEA

Mark joined Brightcove in 2010 to bring his digital industry knowledge and technology experience to Brightcove’s Asia Pacific organisation. Mark has led Brightcove’s effort in building partnerships with key media companies in the region, growing the team in Australia & New Zealand and successfully winning customers such as Television New Zealand, Nine Entertainment Network, Network Ten, Yahoo!7, MediaWorks and Fairfax. Mark currently manages Brightcove’s EMEA business, leading sales and marketing activities across the Digital Media and Digital Marketing businesses.

Prior to joining Brightcove Mark held several senior appointments with Allaire, Macromedia and Adobe in a variety of field and headquarter-based roles in Asia Pacific and North America across sales, marketing and product management. Mark is based in London and holds a Bachelors degree in Product Design from Sheffield Hallam University.


Tomer Azenkot

Tomer Azenkot

Vice President, Asia

Tomer joined Brightcove in 2014 to lead the team in Asia and to expand Brightcove’s footprint in the region. He brings extensive knowledge and experience in the media and entertainment industry, and a stellar track record of building strong partnerships with large media companies.

Prior to joining Brightcove, Tomer was the general manager for Asia Pacific at Dalet Digital Media Systems, and held various sales engineering, product and project management positions in technology companies in the media space. Tomer holds a BS degree from San Jose State University and an MBA from The Open University of Israel.


Yoji Izaki

Yoji Izaki

Country Manager, Japan & Korea

Yoji joined Brightcove with 20+ years of business experience, including 10+ years in digital media business.

He previously led a numbers of projects related to digital video for the Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. as Executive Director of Business Development. At BB Cable Corporation (Softbank Group) and Broadmedia Corporation, Izaki served as General Manager, launching and managing the company's VOD service. At Booz & Company, he led management consulting for major media and technology companies. At Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture), he led IT consulting for enterprises.

He holds an M.B.A. from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and is a graduate of Kyoto University in Biology.


Mark Stanton

Mark Stanton

Vice President, ANZ

Mark Stanton has more than 18 years’ experience in the web and digital space working with global market leaders. At Brightcove, Mark has helped build the company’s reputation among media and digital marketing companies in the region, deploying the catch-up streaming services for most major ANZ broadcasters and building out a client base that includes Fairfax, News Corp, Cricket Australia, Xero, Bunnings and Tourism Australia.

Prior to Brightcove, Mark played a pivotal role in building Gruden into one of Australia’s top independent digital agencies, working with Disney, Adobe and AMP as an analyst, architect, developer and team leader. He has also been a founding member of the Web Standards Group and the Sydney Video Technology Meetup.

Board of directors


Gary Haroian

Gary Haroian

Chairman of the Board

Gary Haroian brings significant senior executive and board director experience from more than three decades of service with a number of leading software and technology companies. Haroian has held numerous senior executive positions throughout his career, including serving as the chief financial officer of Bowstreet and Concord Communications and in various roles at Stratus Computer, including chief executive officer, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. In addition, he currently serves on the board of directors of Aspen Technology, and has previously served on the boards of directors of several technology companies, including PhaseForward and Unica.


Deb Besemer

Deb Besemer

Deborah Besemer brings 30 years of software industry experience and was most recently the CEO of Gemvara from May 2009 through Feb 2010. Previously she was the President and CEO of BrassRing, a leading provider of talent management solutions. Under her leadership, revenues grew consistently, from $1 million in revenue to $40 million until she oversaw the sale of the company to Kenexa Corp. for $115 million. Prior to joining BrassRing, Deborah was president of Systemsoft Corporation and spent more than a decade at Lotus Development, where she managed worldwide field operations with revenues in excess of $1.3 billion and more than 4,000 employees in 46 countries.

Deborah is a former Chairperson of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (formerly Mass Software Council) and served on the Board of Trustees for 9 years. She served on the University of Massachusetts High Tech Executive Council, and The New England Small Business Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She is also currently serving on the board of directors at Gemvara. Formerly, she served as board director at Double-Take Software, Bullhorn, My Perfect Gig, Kubisoft, Inc. and Eprise Corporation


Derek Harrar

Derek Harrar

Derek Harrar previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video and Entertainment Services at Comcast Corporation. In this position, Mr. Harrar was responsible for all aspects of Comcast's $19 billion flagship video business, including basic and digital cable, HD and DVR services, as well as management of Video On Demand for Comcast’s 24 million video customers. Previously, Mr. Harrar served as Vice President of Video Product Management for Comcast. Before that, he was the lead product manager for Comcast’s portfolio of set-top boxes as Vice President of Subscriber Equipment. He joined Comcast in 2004 as Vice President of Business Development.

Since leaving Comcast, Mr. Harrar advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies on technology, media and telecom investing and operating strategies. Prior to Comcast, Mr. Harrar served as co-founder of Silicon Valley startup MegaSense and served as its Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Harrar’s career began with eight years as an investment banker, primarily with Morgan Stanley in Silicon Valley and New York. He advised clients such as HP, KKR, @Home, Grupo Televisa, LSI Logic and VeriSign on 45 announced transactions aggregating over $60 billion.

Mr. Harrar holds a BS with Special Attainments in Commerce from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife and four daughters.


Chet Kapoor

Chet Kapoor

Chet Kapoor is the Managing Partner of Tenzing Global, a San Francisco-based investment manager, which he co-founded in 2011. The firm focuses on value investments in the technology, media telecommunications and consumer sectors. Prior to founding Tenzing Global, Mr. Kapoor served as a Managing Partner and Head of Equities at Perry Capital, where he led a team of ten professionals to invest in technology, media, telecommunications, healthcare and consumer stocks. Mr. Kapoor was employed by Perry Capital from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Kapoor was an Associate at Blum Capital in San Francisco from 2000 to 2002, where he focused on value investing across several industries. He began his career as a Financial Analyst in investment banking with CS First Boston. Mr. Kapoor holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in English from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was born in Mumbai, India and grew up in Nairobi, Kenya.


Scott Kurnit

Scott Kurnit

Scott Kurnit is the founder and CEO of Keep Holdings Inc., the operator of Keep.com and TheSwizzle.com. Keep Holdings is the fourth company Mr. Kurnit has founded. Mr. Kurnit founded and served as chairman and CEO of About, Inc. as it grew to a public market value exceeding $1.5 billion (About has been owned by The New York Times Co. and is now owned by IAC). During his tenure, About was the fifth most visited web property and first among news, information and entertainment sites.

Kurnit, a holder of four patents, led the team that put the first web browser into an online service, started the first Pay Per View cable network and co-led the team that implemented the first use of national caller ID. He was also the youngest program director in the PBS system and served as program director for Qube, the world’s first fully interactive cable system. Mr. Kurnit was president of Showtime Event Television when it generated the largest one night gross in the entertainment business and aired the first rock concert from the former Soviet Union.

Employed directly or through joint ventures, Mr. Kurnit has worked at the highest levels of Warner, Viacom, News Corp., PBS, IBM, and MCI companies.

Mr. Kurnit, named one of Advertising Age’s annual “100 superstars of U.S. marketing,” has been inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement and won the prestigious Vanguard Award from the National Cable Television Association. Mr. Kurnit won an Emmy as producer of a weekly television news magazine; Upside recognized him as one of the “Elite 100” leading the digital revolution; and, he was cited three times as “a strategist to watch” by the Journal of Business Strategy.

Mr. Kurnit received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Communications from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He and his wife reside in New York City.


David Mendels

David Mendels

CEO

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.


David Orfao

David Orfao

As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, David Orfao concentrates on deployment infrastructures, tools, application development and packaged applications within the enterprise software sector. He is a board member of the following active General Catalyst investments: Avaki Corporation; Laszlo Systems, Inc.; IMlogic, Inc.; Imprivata, Inc.; Service Integrity, Inc.; Ping Identity Corporation and Impress Software, Inc.

Prior to co-founding General Catalyst, David held the positions of President/CEO and Senior VP of Sales Operations and Marketing for four publicly held companies. Most recently, David led Allaire Corporation from 1997 to 2000 as President/CEO/Board Member. During his tenure, Allaire grew from a venture-backed start up to an $119M public corporation trading on the NASDAQ. The company pioneered the Internet Application Server market with industry leading products such as ColdFusion and JRUN. In January of 2001, Allaire merged with Macromedia Corporation and continues to be a leading Internet software company.

Prior to his CEO role at Allaire, David held the positions of Senior VP of Sales Operations and Marketing at Frame Technology Corporation, Claris Corporation, and SQA Corporation. Frame Technology and SQA Corporation were venture-backed corporations that successfully completed Initial Public Offerings on the NASDAQ.

Throughout his career, David has been an angel investor, advisor, and board member to several companies, including Marketsoft Corporation, Voxeo Corporation, and Firespout Corporation. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Accounting from Norwich University of Vermont.