BrightTALK adds TCV’s Goffman to board

Marketing platform BrightTALK has named Brian Goffman to its board of directors. Currently, Goffman is a venture partner at Technology Crossover Ventures.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 2, 2015) – BrightTALK, the powerful marketing platform that is accelerating business and professional growth through videos and webinars, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Goffman to its Board of Directors.

Goffman is currently a Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, one of the leading global venture capital firms with more than $10B under management. Prior to TCV, Goffman was VP, Global Enterprise Marketing at LinkedIn, and CEO and co-founder of Optify, a marketing automation software company, acquired by Marketo. He has held senior positions with Microsoft and Madrona Venture Group and started his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

“Brian’s extensive marketing background is an excellent fit for BrightTALK as we continue to grow as a powerful tool for modern marketers,” said BrightTALK CEO Paul Heald. “His experience engaging professional communities and building technology companies will be a significant asset to BrightTALK as we expand.”

“I am thrilled to join the Board of Directors and and am looking forward to contributing to BrightTALK’s continued growth,” said Goffman. “BrightTALK’s unique capabilities and communities of influential professionals are a powerful combination, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Goffman holds an AB in Social Studies from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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