Jeff Ray brings a decades-long track record of technology leadership and accomplishments as a CEO and senior executive. He has excelled in executive leadership roles at multiple enterprise technology companies of scale, including Ellucian, Ventyx (acquired by ABB), DS SolidWorks, Progress Software, Compuware, and IBM. Jeff has demonstrated an ability to enhance go-to-market strategies, scale enterprises, and expand business opportunities at global technology companies. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University.
Robert NoreckEVP & CFO
Robert Noreck has more than 20 years of financial experience in a wide range of of technology and software companies. He joined Brightcove in 2011. Most recently, Mr. Noreck held positions at other Boston-based companies such as Fidelity Investments, BostonCoach, and City Year. He received his BS degree with a concentration in Finance from Binghamton University and holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College.
Jennifer SmithChief Marketing Officer
Jennifer leads the marketing organization at Brightcove, encompassing product marketing, demand generation, and marketing communications, and is responsible for operational execution on a global level. Smith is an international marketing executive who brings more than 20 years of experience in global technology companies to Brightcove. She is recognized for her leadership skills in go-to-market strategy and has a proven track record of making improvements across product, sales, and marketing for public and private companies. Most recently, she served as CMO at Alfresco Software (recently acquired by Hyland), where she led the transformation of the company’s positioning from technology vendor to platform solution provider, managing all aspects of marketing.
Prior to joining Alfresco, Smith was CMO of Software AG, an enterprise software company with more than 10,000 customers in over 70 countries. Prior to that, she served as the CMO of Globoforce, and as Senior Vice President and CMO of Avid Technology and Progress Software. She also held senior marketing roles at Information Builders, PeopleSoft and Microsoft.
Namita DhallanChief Product Officer
Namita Dhallan leads the product management, engineering, and operations functions at Brightcove. Bringing deep market insight, Namita is responsible for driving Brightcove’s product innovation and delivering world-class video solutions to organizations around the world.
Namita is a proven leader in the high tech world. Prior to her work with Brightcove, Namita was Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Ellucian where she led engineering, product management, and cloud ops/dev ops. She was previously Executive Vice President Product Strategy and Engineering at Deltek. Prior to that, Namita held several positions in product management and product development at Blue Yonder. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Maryland College Park.
David PlotkinChief Legal Officer
David is Brightcove's Chief Legal Officer. He manages the company's global legal affairs, as well as its governance, compliance, and privacy programs. David also handles the executive management of Brightcove’s Support and Customer Success organizations and leads a number of important cross-company initiatives.
David joined Brightcove in 2007 as the company's VP of Business and Legal Affairs. In addition to leading our commercial legal dealings, he was also responsible for negotiating many of the company's significant business relationships. Prior to his current role, David held the title of General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer.
Before joining Brightcove, David was a partner in the Media & IP practice of Boston law firm Prince Lobel. Before that, he was an associate at Hill & Barlow, also located in Boston. Prior to his tenure in 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.
Amee DesjourdyChief People Officer
Amee Desjourdy joins Brightcove from Quanterix, where she served as their Chief People and Culture Officer. Prior to Quanterix, Amee was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Global Partners LP, a Fortune 500 listed corporation specializing in petroleum products and renewable fuels distribution. In this role she was responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive HR strategy, supporting several thousand employees and leading an HR team located across multiple US locations.
Amee brings significant experience building, integrating and developing US-based and global teams in support of both acquisitive and organic business growth. Throughout her career, she has helped create unique and dynamic company cultures, specifically during times of rapid growth or change. Amee is a graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she received a BA in Sociology.
Michael LoriaExecutive Vice President of Corporate Development
Michael joins Brightcove following a 19-year career with IBM. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Business and Corporate Development for the IBM Security Division, the leading worldwide provider of enterprise security products and services. As one of the founding members of the division, Michael managed the reseller channels organization, the development of the technology partners ecosystem and strategic alliances, technology licensing. Prior to this, Michael had similar responsibilities within IBM Rational Software and IBM Lotus.
Michael is an experienced corporate development executive who has led a significant number of business and technology acquisitions, IP licensing, divestiture agreements across several industries and multiple companies over his career.
Brian FroehlingExecutive Vice President, Head of Global Sales
Brian Froehling leads Brightcove’s global sales operations and channel development. Froehling joined Brightcove in 2019 as the Senior Vice President of Americas Sales, where he was responsible for leading the sales, business development, channel, and customer success organizations.
Prior to Brightcove, Brian was Vice President of Sales, for CA Technologies overseeing operations ranging from DevOps and Agile to Security solutions. Previously, he spent four years at Pivotal Software, leading its East Coast Sales team and helping to cultivate and grow the organization from the inception of its key product line to a successful IPO in 2018. Prior to those roles, Froehling held various leadership positions at Symantec Technologies.
Brian has a BS in Finance from The University of Florida and is an Alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Deb RichardsSenior Vice President, Customer Success
Deb Richards leads Brightcove’s global customer success team including support, enablement, and onboarding. Richards is responsible for understanding and advocating for the needs of Brightcove global customers to ensure long-term success and retention with a focus on building and setting customer expectations for an exceptional experience.
Deb has more than 20 years of expertise in leading global customer success, retention, operations and support organizations for technology and SaaS organizations. Throughout her career, she has held global VP roles at Progress Software, Acronis, Brainshark, Tracelink and most recently Plex systems and has demonstrated success in building exceptional customer experiences.
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