SVTA Executive Director


The Streaming Video Technology Alliance is a not-for-profit global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, the Alliance is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 80 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors – representing some of the biggest names in global streaming – participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face-to-face meetings. A year into existence, the Alliance realized that it needed a neutral third-party to lead the organization and establish it as a primary force within the streaming industry. Through an executive recruiter, the SVTA contracted with Jason Thibeault who ended his position at Limelight Networks to take on the role full-time. The Executive Director role, answering directly to the Board of Directors, is a CEO-level position responsible for organizational growth (both in member numbers, output, and awareness), strategic direction (in conjunction with the board), and financial health. The Executive Director works with a small staff to ensure Alliance members are well engaged and there is continued work across all Working Groups. This role also provides leadership with respect to marketing and branding which can take shape in a variety of channels including websites, speaking engagements, conferences, and other publications.

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For this on-going engagement, Blue Flame Advisors Head Chef, Jason Thibeault, serves as the SVTA’s Executive Director. In his current engagement (2016-present), Jason has accomplished a number of things relevant to the continued success of the organization:
  • Membership growth of over 400%
  • Consistent annual output of Working Group publications
  • Revenue growth of over 250%
  • Negotiated and executed a strategic acquisition of another organization (OATC)
  • Grown social followers and website traffic over 1000%
  • Established multiple new programs to further expand the Alliance in size and revenue. These include the Grant Program (for companies under $1MM in annual revenue), the Fellows Program (to award life-time achievements to industry and Alliance contributors), SEGMENTS (a one-day conference open to the industry), the SVTA University (an online university), LABS (an open-source repository for codified SVTA specifications), and a Streaming Video Wiki.
  • Expanded the SVTA’s educational offerings through multiple new programs including monthly webinars, podcasts, and how-to videos
  • Created multiple websites (Open Caching, Glossary, Fellows, SEGMENTS, LABS) to increase the Alliance’s digital gravity
  • Improved industry awareness and recognition through consistent speaking engagements


Joe Inzerillo


Jason has done an amazing job as the Executive Director of the Alliance. As a recognized voice in the industry, he has helped us establish the organization as a trusted, neutral resource. He has demonstrated consummate professionalism throughout his tenure as well as a vision which has afforded us continued growth and industry recognition. He continues to think about the Alliance’s role in the streaming industry, bringing new ideas, programs, and projects to the board for discussion. And when the board has agreed on a direction, Jason has proven his ability to execute. I am certain the Alliance wouldn’t be as successful as it is today without his guidance, input, and contribution.