Brightcove names David Mendels as CEO Brightcove (BCOV) announced an executive transition plan for 2013. David Mendels, currently President and COO of Brightcove, will become the company's CEO following the completion of the first quarter 2013. Jeremy Allaire will continue to serve in his role as CEO during this transition period and will become Executive Chairman of the Board at the beginning of the second quarter of 2013, at which time he will continue to be actively involved in the company's strategic planning, product development and key customer relationships. Mendels has served as Brightcove's President and COO since 2010. Prior to joining Brightcove, Mendels was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Adobe's (ADBE) Business Productivity Unit.