Qumu Corporation , a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise video technology, has appointed current Chief Operating Officer Rose Bentley as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 16, 2022. Bentley succeeds TJ Kennedy, who is leaving the company to pursue an opportunity with a company in the public safety industry. Bentley’s election to the Qumu Board of Directors will become effective concurrently with her appointment as CEO.
“On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank TJ for his contributions in transforming Qumu into a leading cloud-first company. We wish TJ all the best in his future pursuits,” said Chair of the Board Neil E. Cox. “With the Qumu organization unified around a common vision for its transformation, it’s the right time to hand over the reins to Rose, a proven and capable operator with sector expertise, clear business vision and the ability to bring people together. The board is confident that Rose, together with the rest of the Qumu leadership team, will ensure strong execution of our strategy to scale our cloud offerings and deliver SaaS revenue growth.”
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“On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank TJ for his contributions in transforming Qumu into a leading cloud-first company. We wish TJ all the best in his future pursuits”
Kennedy commented: “When I joined Qumu in 2020, my primary objective was to transform the business into a subscription-driven growth company and to position us for greater success in the enterprise video space. As of today, I can proudly say that we’ve met that objective. Having worked closely with Rose for most of my tenure on the execution of this transformation, I am confident she is the ideal leader for Qumu’s next chapter. Rose has done an excellent job executing on Qumu’s go-to-market strategy focused on partnering with leading resellers and distributors to extend enterprise video. I strongly believe Qumu’s best days are ahead, and I am excited to watch Rose scale the company to its next level of growth.”
Bentley joined Qumu as COO in March 2021. Since that time, she has spearheaded Qumu’s partner-led sales motions and customer success efforts, which were key to securing new logos, deeper customer relationships, higher retention, and cloud conversions. In 2021, Qumu’s partner-generated revenue grew 25% year-over-year and accounted for more than 30% of the company’s total revenue in 2021.
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Bentley added: “I am excited to lead Qumu at such an important moment – for both Qumu and the industry. As remote and hybrid work becomes the norm, the need for an enterprise video platform that can provide the security, performance, features and ease of administration has never been greater. The progress we’re making with partners and strategic alliances continues to gain momentum, demonstrated by the new customer and expansion sales to large enterprises we secured in the first quarter. As we continue to transform our business, we remain focused on generating robust SaaS revenue growth, which will be driven by new customer and expansion bookings sourced through the channel in 2022. Qumu is executing against a tremendous opportunity, and I look forward to working with the team to ensure Qumu reaches its full potential.”
Prior to joining Qumu, Bentley held leadership roles at several SaaS technology companies, with an extensive background of revitalizing, scaling, and driving business growth. At Teradata, Bentley led operations and go-to-market strategy for the $1.8 billion revenue analytics company, growing partner sales and accelerating the shift from perpetual license to subscription-based revenue of over 90% in the cloud. She also led global sales and customer success at CloudCherry, which put the customer experience company in position to be acquired by Cisco Webex. Bentley also previously led sales and customer success for Satmetrix and Lyris.