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Benjamin Desbois joins Backlight as COO

Desbois has previously held executive positions at Telestream, Avid and Dalet

Former Telestream chief revenue officer Benjamin Desbois is joining global media tech company Backlight as its new chief operating officer.

Prior to Telestream, Desbois held several management positions at Avid Technology, most recently as vice president of sales for the Americas. Before Avid, he was general manager for North America at Dalet.

“Benjamin is a media and entertainment industry veteran with proven success driving growth and scaling customer-facing functions including sales, sales engineering, professional services, and customer success,” said president and CEO of Backlight, Ben Kaplan.

“This track record, combined with Benjamin’s deep experience working with strategic customers and partners, global teams and supporting M&A integration, makes him a terrific addition to the Backlight team.”

“Backlight’s compelling thesis and the momentum the company has built thus far is exciting,” added Desbois. “I look forward to working with the talented Backlight team to expand our reach, accelerate growth and deliver incredible innovative solutions that help our customers maximise value in their respective fields.”