Hugh Jefferson (Jeff) Ray III has been appointed as Brightcove’s chief executive officer, effective immediately
He takes over from Andy Feinberg who has been acting CEO since 2017. Feinberg resumes his role as COO and company president.
“The Board was impressed with Jeff’s decades-long track record of accomplishments as a CEO and senior executive,” said Gary Haroian, chairman of Brightcove’s board.
“That, combined with his extensive technology leadership experience made him the ideal candidate to serve as Brightcove’s CEO. Time and time again, Jeff has demonstrated an ability to enhance go-to-market strategies, scale enterprises and expand business opportunities at global technology companies. Jeff’s deep operational and enterprise sales experience will be instrumental in positioning Brightcove for improved market share and long-term, profitable growth.”
Speaking of his appointment, Ray added: I am incredibly optimistic about the opportunity in front of Brightcove. Internet video traffic will grow fourfold from 2016 to 2021, reaching 82 per cent of all global consumer internet traffic.
“This explosion in video consumption is creating tremendous opportunities – and challenges – for companies around the world. More and more of these organisations are turning to Brightcove for innovative technology, deep video expertise, and our obsession with customer success to realise these opportunities.”