Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Allaire brings two decades of experience building and leading global Internet software platform and online service companies, including Allaire Corporation, where as co-founder and CTO he led the company’s product and GTM strategy. The company was a pioneer in the use of the Web as a platform for commerce and business applications, and grew to serve over a 1M customers around the world, and as a profitable $120M revenue NASDAQ public company, until the company was sold to Macromedia in late 2000. At Macromedia, Mr. Allaire became the company’s Chief Technology Officer, and co-led products and strategy focused on re-inventing the experiences and rich, transactional applications that were possible on the Web with the Flash Platform, which became the most widely adopted piece of software in the history of computing. After leaving Macromedia in 2003, Mr. Allaire embarked on building Brightcove, a new online service aimed at disrupting the traditional television and video distribution industry. Brightcove grew rapidly adding thousands of major enterprise customers around the world, and today powers video operations on nearly 25% of the top 10,000 websites in the world, reaching ~250M unique viewers each month, and operating as a cash-generating $100M+ revenue company. Mr. Allaire brought Brightcove public on NASDAQ in February of 2012, and after promoting his President and COO to the CEO role, became Chairman in January of 2013. From 2003 to 2014, Mr. Allaire served as a Director at Ping Identity Corporation, a high-growth, industry leading software and online service provider for securing identity on the Internet whose clients include many of the largest financial institutions in the world.