Brad Jefferson
CEO & Co-founder



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Brad Jefferson, CEO & Co-founder, Animoto: As CEO of Animoto, Brad leads the charge in driving Animoto to be the global standard for on-demand video production. Animoto's first product,, was launched in August 2007 and allows consumers to automatically turn images and music into professional-looking video content, in minutes with a click of a button.

In June 2008 Animoto launched a commercial version of Animoto called Animoto for Business. Brad and his co-founders founded Animoto in August 2006. Prior to co-founding Animoto, Brad spent eight years with Onyx Software, a customer relationship management software company.

At Onyx, he was Director of Sales Operations and managed the national team of sales engineers. Previously, Brad managed Onyx's Professional Services team and customer base in the western US.

Through Brad's career at Onyx he saw the company grow from a 17-person start-up to an 800-person public company and eventually through an acquisition. Brad graduated from Dartmouth College, and currently resides in Oakland, California.



  1. Brad’s key strengths are his innovative approach, tenacity, and strategic leadership ability. Brad prioritizes proactive transparency and honesty company wide, and its impact is evident in the robust culture and genuine productivity in the workplace. It’s no surprise Animoto’s been named Top Places to Work by Crain’s NYC several times now.

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