Rick has over 25 years of experience in sales and developing high performing teams. Prior to joining Brightcove, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of North America and was tasked with America’s team sales efforts with the top global 1000 and Fortune 1000 accounts in market-leading areas.
He has also served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales for Skyport Systems and oversaw HP’s software business. Rick has also spent 14 years at RSA as Vice President of Worldwide Sales Engineering & Sales Methodology Training and Area Sales Director. In his new role, Hanson will oversee the global sales organization including all customer-facing direct sales, channel sales, and professional services organizations. He will be reporting directly to Brightcove’s CEO Jeff Ray.
“Rick is a seasoned sales executive with a proven track record for achieving revenue goals and developing sales teams worldwide. With Rick’s leadership and deep expertise, we are confident the company will achieve faster, more consistent revenue growth around the globe,” Jeff Ray, Chief Executive Officer, Brightcove, said. “We are thrilled to have Rick join the company at this exciting time and truly believe he is the ideal leader to help usher Brightcove into the next phase of growth.”
“Video is rapidly becoming a central component of the marketing and revenue strategies for companies in a variety of industries. Brightcove’s leadership in this market, combined with its industry-leading products and services, puts it in a great position to benefit from these positive market trends,” Rick Hanson said. “I look forward to joining the Brightcove team and working with sales leadership to maximize these opportunities and guide the company to breakout growth.”