New President/COO at Brightcove

Brightcove, the online video hosting startup in Cambridge, MA, has created a new president/chief operating officer position and appointed Adobe Systems veteran David Mendels to the role.  Mendels was a founder of Macromedia (now part of Adobe) and led that firm’s acquisition of Allaire Company, the first business started by Brightcove founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire, who announced Mendel’s appointment in a blog post this morning. Brightcove said Mendels will be responsible for leading the company’s international expansion.

Wade Roush is the producer and host of the podcast Soonish and a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @soonishpodcast

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