Livestream Appoints Cofounder Mark Kornfilt as New CEO

Livestream, the world’s only end-to-end livestreaming solutions provider, announced today that cofounder Mark Kornfilt will take over as the company’s Chief Executive Officer effective May 8th. He will replace Jesse Hertzberg who is exiting the company.

As a cofounder, Kornfilt has played a prominent role in establishing Livestream as the preeminent player in the B2B livestreaming arena. Throughout his tenure with the company, he has been involved in all aspects of the business, including leading engineering and product.

“We started the company ten years ago with the vision of a world where every event can be experienced live online,” said Kornfilt. “In the last year, both the ecosystem around us and our products have evolved to bring us closer to achieving this vision than ever before. Our tools, cloud platform, and professional services provide a comprehensive solution. Whether an organization is getting started in the livestreaming journey using our Mevo camera, the world’s first live event streaming camera, or they are producing multi-camera live video content for distribution to their website, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Twitter.”

Christian Munafo, a Livestream board member and Managing Director at HQ Capital, added: “This is an exceptional time for Mark to become Livestream’s new CEO. In Mark we have selected a very strong leader at a time when Livestream is continuing to shape the future of the livestreaming industry. Mark’s vision, strategy, and execution are exactly what Livestream needs as we enter our next chapter of growth, innovation, and disruption.”

The livestreaming market has grown faster over the last 18 months than the previous eight years combined. With its robust portfolio of end-to-end products and preeminent level of services, Livestream is the only company that can truly act as the single point of contact for businesses that need a livestreaming solution. This unique value proposition has helped the company garner business from some of the biggest corporations, marketers, advertising agencies, government organizations, and professional sports leagues.

In addition to further accelerating the growth of Livestream’s core product suite, Kornfilt will focus on expanding the company’s recent launch of its groundbreaking Mevo live event camera, which is expected to create an even larger opportunity for the company as it continues to play a leading role in the livestreaming social revolution.

“I am excited to lead the extremely talented Livestream team through this next chapter,” said Kornfilt. “I want to thank our customers, partners, and investors for their trust and commitment to the business.”

This Week on Livestream | May 15, 2017

It’s that time of year again — graduation season! Watch live as J.J. Abrams delivers the commencement speech at Sarah Lawrence College, poet Claudia Rankine speaks at Colgate University, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker delivers the address at Hamilton College.


Trump Travel Ban Hearing | LawNewz Network
Monday, May 15
1:30 PM ET
“Travel Ban 2.0 is back in the spotlight at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle. The court is hearing arguments over a Hawaii District Court judge’s decision to order a preliminary injunction blocking parts of President Donald Trump‘s executive order on immigration.”

Award for Excellence Ceremony | Pro Football Hall of Fame
Tuesday, May 16
1:45 PM ET
“The award-winning Pro Football Hall of Fame US Army Award of Excellence presented by Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz. This great honor will be bestowed on two outstanding high school students on Tuesday, May 16 at 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern.”

Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor in Conversation with Judith Light | 92nd Street Y
Tuesday, May 16
7:30 PM ET
“Beginning with Hank Hey Now! Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, Jeffrey Tambor went on to create George Bluth in Arrested Development and the iconic Maura in Transparent. Join him as he discusses his new memoir, Are You Anybody? and reveals his creative process, as well as how a kid with a lisp and a depressive father drew inspiration from his life to create these iconic characters.”

What Would a Pence Presidency Look Like? | Hammer Museum
Tuesday, May 16
10:30 PM ET
“As investigations, infighting, and controversy continue to plague the Trump administration, a Mike Pence presidency lurches into consideration. UCLA faculty examine Pence’s political history in Indiana, his deep religious convictions, and his relationship with powerful patrons like the Koch brothers.”

Google I/O 2017 | CNET
Wednesday, May 17
12:30 PM ET
“Join Brian Tong and Lexy Savvides for live coverage of Google I/O 2017 from Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. They’ll carry the presentations live and offer up analysis of all the product highlights.”

Heartbreakers: From The Bottom of My Brain | The Greene Space
Wednesday, May 17
7 PM ET
“Rapper and essayist Dessa returns with the next event in this series – a collision of art, music and scientific research on love, sex, and human adventures in pair-bonding.”

Colm Tóibín | Author Events
Wednesday, May 17
7:30 PM ET
“Colm Tóibín is the author of an impressive list of novels, short stories, essays, plays, poetry, and criticism. In House of Names, Tóibín brings a modern sensibility and sympathy to the story of Clytemnestra, the vengeful wife of Ancient Greece’s King Agamemnon.”

New Sounds presents 2017 New York Guitar Festival | The Greene Space
Thursday, May 18
7 PM ET
“Building on last year’s sold-out event, the New York Guitar Festival and WNYC’s New Sounds present a four-week series that features a diverse cast of guitar slingers performing newly commissioned works and special collaborations.”

2017 Commencement | Sarah Lawrence College
Friday, May 19
10 AM ET
“The 89th Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, May 19. The keynote speaker will be J.J. Abrams. Abrams’ long list of credits includes producing and directing Star Trek and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, and writing and directing the films Super 8 and Mission: Impossible III. Currently he produces the hit HBO series Westworld.”

Career Paths & Industry Advice: Gnomon Alumni Panel | Gnomon
Saturday, May 20
4 PM ET
“Gnomon alumni at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, and Pixomondo will share their unique career path stories. Casey McDermott, Senior Animator on Overwatch, Starcraft, and Warcraft, will discuss how he discovered his passion for the industry and will reveal the key to his success in the field so far.”

2017 Commencement | Colgate University
Sunday, May 21
“Nationally renowned poet Claudia Rankine will deliver the keynote address at Colgate’s 196th commencement.”

2017 Commencement | Hamilton College
Sunday, May 21
“Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will deliver the Commencement address and receive an honorary degree.”