SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2012) - BrightTALK, the rapidly growing provider of webinar and video technologies for business professionals and their communities, announced today that Chuck Dietrich, CEO of SlideRocket, was appointed to the BrightTALK Board of Directors, effective June 13, 2012.
Dietrich brings over 12 years of entrepreneurial industry experience in software-as-a-service (SaaS) to the executive board of BrightTALK. Under his tenure as CEO of SlideRocket, a provider of presentation software that helps business professionals create and share presentations, Chuck facilitated the company's high-profile acquisition by VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure. Prior to SlideRocket, he served as general manager and vice president at Salesforce.com, Inc., an enterprise cloud computing company that provides business software on a subscription basis. In his nine years at Salesforce he built and ran many channel, marketing and partner programs as well as spearheaded the company's mobile strategy. Dietrich holds a BA from the University of Colorado and and MBA from the University of Utah.
"Chuck brings both an enthusiasm for presentation technologies and experience of the SaaS market to support our goals of becoming the market leader in the use of webinars and videos in professional communities," said Paul Heald, Chief Executive Officer of BrightTALK. "As we further develop BrightTALK's content platform, BrightTALK™ Channels, and invest in the development of a more social community platform, Chuck's passion for engaging audiences and driving business results by sharing and communicating ideas will help us expand and reach our goals."
"I am thrilled to have this opportunity to apply my industry experience to such an exciting company," said Dietrich. "BrightTALK has delivered true value to its clients by providing them with a powerful webinar and video platform and access to a rapidly growing subscriber base of highly engaged business and industry professionals."
About BrightTALK -- http://www.brighttalk.com
BrightTALK provides webinars and videos for professionals and their communities. Every day thousands of thought leaders are actively sharing their insights, their ideas and their most up-to-date knowledge with professionals all over the globe through the webinar and video technologies that BrightTALK has created. BrightTALK™ Channels enable B2B marketers to create content, distribute it across the social Web, and gain actionable insight with in-depth reporting that can be integrated with leading marketing automation and CRM systems. The content is also aggregated on BrightTALK's website and organized by community to help professionals find relevant information to accelerate their careers and businesses. BrightTALK, has offices in San Francisco, New York City and London.
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