Robert Lilleness joins Panopto
SEATTLE, December 15, 2017
Panopto, a leading video platform provider in the enterprise and higher education markets, today announced that Rob Lilleness, a veteran of the Seattle technology and startup space, has joined its board of directors.
Lilleness is Managing Director of Richmond Capital Partners, which owns Smartlabs, an Internet of Things technology provider focused on the home. Prior to the founding of Richmond Capital, Rob was the CEO for Medio Systems, an Accel-backed predictive analytics company which was acquired by Nokia in 2014 and is now owned by BMW, Daimler, and Audi. Before Medio, Lilleness helped build Universal Electronics into a technology growth stock as its president and COO. He started his career at Microsoft, launching Windows NT Server in the early 1990s. Lilleness holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
“The use of video in businesses and universities is only accelerating,” said Lilleness. “Panopto’s video platform is positioned to do for knowledge sharing what Slack did for team communications and DropBox did for file management. As a new member of the board, I’m excited to help Panopto deliver on that potential.”
“Rob’s track record in developing technology companies speaks for itself,” said Eric Burns, co-founder and CEO of Panopto. “His experience and perspective will further strengthen our position in the market and help us capitalize on our next phase of growth. We’re thrilled to have him join the board.”
Lilleness joins the Panopto board as the company continues its run of success. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, Panopto has grown bookings year over year for every year of its existence. Just this year, Panopto has been named one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education, one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a leading video platform in analyst reports by Wainhouse Research and Aragon Research, and one of the nation’s “Top 10 Small Workplaces” by Fortune Magazine.
Panopto helps businesses and universities create searchable video libraries of their institutional knowledge. Since 2007, the company has been a pioneer in video capture software, video content management systems, and inside-video search technology. Today, Panopto’s video platform is the largest repository of expert learning videos in the world. Headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Pittsburgh, London, Hong Kong, and Sydney, Panopto has received industry recognition for its innovation, rapid growth, and company culture.