Tech Industry Veteran Thomas Nielsen Joins Brightcove as SVP of Products
Former RealNetworks CEO and Adobe and Microsoft senior executive to
lead product development and innovation for Brightcove
Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud content
services, today announced that Thomas Nielsen has joined the Brightcove
executive team as the senior vice president of products, reporting
directly to Brightcove CEO David Mendels. In this role, Nielsen will be
responsible for driving all of Brightcove's product strategy, delivery
and future innovations. Thomas will also lead Brightcove's world-class
product development, product management and engineering teams.
"I am extremely excited to welcome Thomas Nielsen to Brightcove," said
Mendels. "There is nothing more core to our business than building and
delivering best-in-class, innovative products and services that address
our customers' needs. I am confident that Thomas is the right person to
drive our product execution and roadmap both now and in the future as we
continue to scale our organization and enable our customers to reach
their audiences on every screen through online video solutions."
Nielsen joins Brightcove with more than two decades of technology
leadership experience in the digital media industry. Most recently, he
was the president and CEO of RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK). Nielsen also
previously served as the vice president of the Digital Imaging Group at
Adobe Systems. In that role, he led one of Adobe's largest business
units comprised of Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements as well as Adobe's
mobile, Web and tablet solutions in the digital imaging space. Earlier
in his career, Nielsen held senior product management and research and
development roles at Adobe Systems, 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.
"I have long followed and admired Brightcove and its leadership position
in the fast-growing and ever-changing online video platform market,"
said Nielsen. "To join Brightcove now, at this energizing stage of
technology development and innovation, is very exciting. I look forward
to helping the company scale as it continues to expand its leadership in
online video delivery and management."
Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud
content services, offers a family of products used to publish and
distribute the world's professional digital media. The company's
products include Video Cloud, the market-leading online video platform
and Zencoder, a leading cloud-based media processing service and HTML5
video player technology provider. Brightcove has more than 6,350
customers in over 60 countries that rely on Brightcove cloud content
services to build and operate media experiences across PCs, smartphones,
tablets and connected TVs. For more information, visit http://www.brightcove.com.
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