I'm Jason Thibeault, the Sr. Director of Marketing at Limelight Networks. I'm also a published author, serial entrepreneur, and the founder/creative director at Dime Novel Publishing.
Jason Thibeault's Bio:
Jason Thibeault is the senior director of marketing strategy for Limelight Networks. A reformed serial entrepreneur and college professor, Jason is now a digital superhero. He brings dreams to life with video, pictures, and words. He helps some of the world's biggest companies deliver movies, live TV, and their digital presence anywhere in the world. He imagines and builds creative technology solutions that drive today's economy while consorting with CEOs, VCs, and little kids that have aspirations of playing professional hockey. He writes and speaks about storytelling, marketing, advertising, video, mobile, social, and a range of other digital topics to audiences around the world. And in his spare time, he tells stories that feed the imagination of future generations. Jason holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine Honors Program and a M.A. in English, with distinction, from California State University, Northridge and is a co-author of the marketing thought-leadership book Recommend This! Delivering Digital Experiences People Want to Share (Wiley). Jason also holds several technical patents with Limelight Networks. Follow him on twitter @_jasonthibeault.
Jason Thibeault's Experience:
Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing at Limelight NetworksSeptember 2008
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 NetworksMay 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 NetworksAugust 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 MetisSolution2002 - 2005
VP of Product Development and Strategy at JDPower.com & carclub.com1999 - 2001
CIO/CTO at jdpower.com1999 - 2001
Jason Thibeault's Education:
California State University-Northridge1995 – 1997M.A.
University of California, Irvine1990 – 1994B.A.Concentration: English
La Quinta High School1986 – 1990Highschool DiplomaConcentration: NA
Jason Thibeault's Interests & Activities:
Writing, marketing, branding, advertising, physics, mathematics, philosophy, sociology, reading, movies, and hockey