The Streaming Video Alliance has named Jason Thibeault as its first executive director. Thibeault joins the Streaming Video Alliance from Limelight Networks. In his new role, he will act as chief evangelist and advocate for the alliance within the streaming video industry.
The alliance has also appointed two new board members, Yves Boudreau, part of the CTO group focusing on TV and media technology strategy at Ericsson, and Keith Zubchevich, chief strategy officer at Conviva.
"The SVA plays an important role in the building of common standards and metrics that will catapult over-the-top video to new heights," said Thibeault. "The Alliance has made great strides in solving important industry issues as evidenced by the recently announced guidelines for open caching and quality of experience (QoE). I look forward to my new role to drive the development and implementation of SVA's strategic plans and help the Alliance shape the future of online video."
Thibeault joins SVA with more than 15 years of digital marketing and leadership experience. Prior to joining SVA, Thibeault worked for Limelight Networks, where he was responsible for global product, solution and content marketing. Before Limelight, he was founder and CTO of GoWare, a mobile-focused platform.