Marc DeBevoise joins Brightcove as the new CEO and Board Director

Marc DeBevoise, Chief Executive Officer, Brightcove inc

Brightcove Inc., the leading intelligent video streaming, monetization, and communications platform, has appointed Marc DeBevoise as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Director.

He will assume responsibilities on March 28, 2022.

An accomplished media and technology business leader, Mr. DeBevoise will succeed Jeff Ray, who will retire from his role as Chief Executive Officer and Board Director.

DeBevoise brings industry expertise to Brightcove

DeBevoise brings over 20 years of experience in technology, media, direct-to-consumer, and streaming to Brightcove. He previously served as the Chief Digital Officer of ViacomCBS, CEO & President of CBS Interactive, and held leadership roles at Starz and NBCUniversal.

He led the company’s unified streaming, digital, and technology operations globally and was responsible for the company’s direct-to-consumer streaming services, many of which he led the founding of, including Paramount+/CBS All Access, CBSN, and CBS Sports HQ.

He positioned CBS as a leading multi-platform content company with a top 10 consumer Internet portfolio and a leader in ad-supported and subscription direct-to-consumer streaming.

He also led the company’s expansion in numerous other high-growth areas, including mobile and social video, programmatic and data-driven advertising, sports gambling, and gaming.

Deb Besemer, the Chairperson of the Brightcove Board expounded further on this aspect.

“Marc is an impressive, talented leader who has extensive experience managing large, diverse teams and positioning them for outsized growth and innovation.”

“His successful tenure as Chief Development Officer of ViacomCBS and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Interactive, responsible for developing a rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar digital and streaming business, makes him a compelling choice to lead Brightcove.”

“Our team and customers will benefit greatly from Marc’s experience. We are still in the early days of the streaming video and device revolutions, especially in terms of enterprise adoption.”

“Brightcove enables any enterprise, brand, media entity, or content creator to create and distribute content on their own terms and capture their own streaming future.”

“There is simply no better time to be a distributed, agnostic, video platform.“

“Brightcove delivers world class scalability, security, and reliability, all requirements to deliver exceptional value to customers. I am thrilled to be joining this talented team and look forward to delivering even more innovation for our customers and their audiences.”

Brightcove grateful for departing patron

Deb Besemer said, “During his tenure Jeff Ray led a talented team to bring Brightcove to profitability, growth and a strong technology foundation for the future.”

“On behalf of the board and everyone at Brightcove, we thank Jeff Ray for his leadership over the past four years and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”

DeBevoise joins two-time technology Emmy award winner Brightcove following its naming as a leader in the 2022 Aragon Research Globe, and recent acquisitions of Wicket Labs.

Wicket Labs offers audience insights for user visibility into content and subscriber analytics, and HapYak, a best-in-class technology that easily incorporates interactivity into video.

This announcement also comes as the company recently launched a groundbreaking, live and on-demand enterprise streaming communications platform, Brightcove CorpTV.

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