I'm Jason Thibeault, the Sr. Director of Marketing Strategy at Limelight Networks. I'm also a published author, serial entrepreneur, and the founder/creative director at Dime Novel Publishing.
Jason Thibeault is currently the Sr. Director, Marketing Strategy at Limelight Networks. In this position, he is charged with identifying and driving Limelight’s position in the market. As part of that role, Jason evangelizes the Limelight vision and technology stack throughout the market and across industries. Jason also currently manages Limelight’s Streaming product portfolio for which he defines roadmap, coordinates releases, and assists the sales organization. In that role, he was responsible for launching such products as Stream Anywhere, a "publish once, deliver anywhere" video solution. Prior to Limelight, Jason was the Founder and CTO of GoWare, Inc., an innovative mobile software company that provided a robust, open-standards platform for the user-publication of personalized mobile content independent of carrier and device. Jason has also held as CTO/CIO of jdpower.com, the web-based spinout of J.D. Power and Associates, and VP of Product Strategy at Carclub.com (the merger between jdpower.com and Carclub). Mr. Thibeault is also the founder of Dime Novel Publishing, an indie publishing house focusing on serialized e-book series for young adult readers. He is the author of the Marmalade series current available through Amazon, iBookstore, Barnes and Noble, Sony, and Kobo. Jason holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine Campuswide Honors Program and a M.A. in English, with distinction, from California State University, Northridge.
Jason Thibeault's Background
Jason Thibeault's Experience
Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing at Limelight Networks
I am in charge of identifying, developing, launching, and supporting solutions that address critical customer challenges using Limelight core products and VAS offerings. In this position, I get to leverage my deep technical understanding of Limelight's technology and market direction (to target solutions to technical) but also my skills as a writer, journalist, and evangelist working. In addition to building these solutions, I am required to evangelism them with media, analysts, and customers driving additional product development as needed.
Sr. Director, Technology Alliances and Cloud Strategy at Limelight Networks
May 2010 - September 2011
Reporting directly to VP, Product Management. Responsible for managing core Streaming product portfolio (45% of annual revenue), developing vision for new product features, and driving implementation of marketing activities around products. Also managed transcoding (SaaS-based service) and COMPUTE (edge-based cloud offering). Managed relationships with strategic product technology partners (i.e., Adobe) to drive joint-market opportunities (i.e., product launch). Also continued to manage technology alliances and back-fill product portfolio gaps with strategic relationships around resell or referral arrangements.
Sr. Director, Technology Solutions (Microsoft) at Limelight Networks
August 2008 - May 2010
Worked with strategic clients in the channels organization to implement and integrate customized solutions of Limelight Networks services. Worked closely with Microsoft to implement their CDN (now Azure Edge) as well as continue to leverage LLNW products. Developed and ran technology partner program, engaging with top-tier global brands on relationships and unique opportunities for joint-marketing/sales. Created internal channel program and drove through annual global sales kickoff. Jointly developed "Innovation Working Group" to better harness intellectual property development (filed several patents).
CTO/Founder at GoWare, Inc.
July 2006 - July 2008
Responsible for all product development of GoWare products including the DoMo Platform, strategic direction of the company's product development activities, and providing input to executive/board-related activities. Also responsible for the day-to-day management of the IT staff and development/implementation of IT policies and corporate-wide technologies.
President/Owner at MetisSolution
2002 - 2005
VP of Product Development and Strategy at JDPower.com & carclub.com
1999 - 2001
CIO/CTO at jdpower.com
1999 - 2001
Jason Thibeault's Education
California State University-Northridge
1995 – 1997
University of California, Irvine
1990 – 1994
La Quinta High School
1986 – 1990
Jason Thibeault's Interests & Activities
Writing, physics, mathematics, philosophy, sociology, reading, movies, and hockey