Brightcove Inc., the leading intelligent video streaming, monetization, and communications platform, announced that Deborah Besemer, the Chairman of Brightcove’s board of directors, and a board member since 2008, will retire from the board at the end of her current term at the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting. The Company has appointed Diane Hessan, who has served as a Brightcove board member since 2017, as its new Chairman, effective as of the Annual Meeting.
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“I am incredibly confident in the future of Brightcove and am thrilled that Diane will be taking over as board chairman to help lead the company through its next phase of growth.”
“It has been a privilege to serve as a member of Brightcove’s board for the past 14 years and help the company grow from a small start-up to the global leader in video for business and a successful public company,” said Deborah Besemer, Brightcove’s outgoing board chairman. “I am incredibly confident in the future of Brightcove and am thrilled that Diane will be taking over as board chairman to help lead the company through its next phase of growth.”
Diane Hessan commented, “On behalf of Brightcove’s board, employees and customers, I want to thank Deb for her years of dedicated service to the Company and her invaluable contributions over that time. Deb has been a wonderful leader and close colleague who has provided valuable perspective throughout her tenure that greatly benefitted the Company.”
Hessan continued, “I am excited to take on this new role as board chairman and work closely with our new CEO, Marc DeBevoise, to deliver significant value for our customers and shareholders. Brightcove has the most scalable and secure video communications platform and is in a great position to benefit from the streaming video revolution.”
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Diane Hessan is currently CEO of Salient Ventures, an investment and advisory company with a portfolio of angel investments focused on Boston technology companies. She is also Chairman of C Space, a next-generation market research company that builds online communities to help marketers generate consumer insights, where she was CEO for 15 years. She serves on the boards of Eastern Bank, Panera Bread, The Schlesinger Group, DP Acquisition Corp, Mass Challenge, Tufts University, and the National Association of Corporate Directors – New England, and is also a Special Advisor to Datapoint Capital, a leading early-stage venture capital firm.