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 | October 16, 2017

Watch live as singer, songwriter, and activist Billy Bragg honors Woodie Guthrie, Gabrielle Union stops at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee raises money for Puerto Rico.


Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile (Sea Lice By The Seaside) | Pitchfork Live
Monday, October 16
2 PM ET
“Philly country-psych zen master Kurt Vile and Australian indie-rock orator Courtney Barnett are at once an odd couple and a perfect union—not so much a mirror image of one another as a negative exposure.”

Amy Tan | Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir | Author Event
Tuesday, October 17
7:30 PM ET
Where the Past Begins is a memoir of Amy Tan’s life, art, and deeply personal inspirations that frame her fiction.”

Remembering Woody: An Evening with Billy Dragg and Friends | The Greene Space
Tuesday, October 17
7:30 PM ET
“Join singer, songwriter and activist Billy Bragg and special guests for an evening commemorating the 50th anniversary of folk music icon Woody Guthrie’s death.”

Gabrielle Union’s Real Life Book Club Tour | Author Events
Thursday, October 19
7:30 PM ET
“Gabrielle Union’s new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, is an intimate, urgent collection of essays about race, bullying, competition between women in Hollywood, and her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault.”

40 Years of Cosmic Discovery: Celebrating the Voyager Missions and Humanity’s Message to Space | Cornell Alumni
Thursday, October 19
8 PM ET
“Only one human-touched object has ever entered interstellar space: NASA’s Voyager 1, bearing with it greetings to extraterrestrials in the form of a Golden Record. Cornell will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Voyagers 1 and 2 and the university’s central role in the missions.”

Vitaly Bulgarov Live & Uncut: Designing for Films, Games & Real-World Robotic | Gnomon
Friday, October 20
10 PM ET
“Join Gnomon School of VFX to learn about the career path of Vitaly Bulgarov, hear his personal insights, and get meaningful answers to your very own questions.”

Boston for Puerto Rico | Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Saturday, October 21
1 PM ET
“Students from all departments of The Boston Conservatory at Berklee will be performing in a benefit concert to raise money for hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico. All proceeds will be donated to Unidos por Puerto Rico.”

Sexual Assault Crisis Center | Shall We Dance 2017
Saturday, October 21
8 PM ET
“Shall We Dance is an uplifting and entertaining event that increases awareness about sexual assault while helping the Sexual Assault Crisis Center.”

Harold in Italy | Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, October 21
8 PM ET
“On a program with DSO Principal musicians as featured soloists, Eric Nowlin performs the music depicting the melancholy traveler Harold, and Wei Yu returns as a soloist for Elgar’s Cello Concerto.”