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Brightcove appoints former RealNetworks CEO

Online video and cloud content specialist Brightcove has appointed former RealNetworks CEO Thomas Nielsen as its senior vice-president of products. 

Nielsen, who has more than 20 years experience and previously worked at Adobe and Microsoft, will be responsible for “driving all of Brightcove’s product strategy, delivery and future innovations.”

He will also be tasked with leading Brightcove’s product development, product management and engineering teams, and will report directly to Brightcove CEO David Mendels.

Nielsen was president and CEO of RealNetworks between 2011 and 2012. Before that he held a number of roles at Adobe, most recently as vice president of Adobe Systems’ Digital Imaging Group, leading one of the firm’s largest business units that included Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements.

Earlier in his career he held senior product management and research and development roles at Microsoft and MGI Software.

“I am confident that Thomas is the right person to drive our product execution and roadmap both now and in the future as we continue to scale our organisation and enable our customers to reach their audiences on every screen through online video solutions,” said Mendels.