Backlight, a global media and entertainment software solution provider, today announced the appointment of Kathleen Barrett as its Chief Executive Officer. After more than a decade of leading video businesses, Ms. Barrett most recently served as CEO of IAC subsidiary Mosaic Group, one of the largest non-gaming app developers in the world with over 40 products and a billion downloads.

“I believe Backlight has exceptional products that support some of the most prominent and innovative brands in media and entertainment and is uniquely positioned to capture the rapidly evolving needs of the market as video becomes more ubiquitous than ever,” said Barrett. “I look forward to working with the talented team at Backlight as we build upon our ability to help deliver best-in-class video experiences for our customers and innovate for the future of storytelling.”

Ms. Barrett has deep experience in the video software industry, having previously served as the SVP of Enterprise at Vimeo. She helped build and scale the platform’s enterprise video solutions and helped take the company public in 2021. Prior to that, Ms. Barrett held various positions at Goldman Sachs and video startup VHX.

“We believe Kathleen stands out as a leader: She’s dynamic and creative, with a history of success in building top class teams and helping accelerate growth with video software businesses,” said Skip Besthoff, managing director of PSG and Backlight board member. “We are confident that Kathleen’s user-centric and hands-on approach to leadership will be a terrific fit with Backlight and the needs of its global customers.”

Backlight provides cloud-native SaaS products to video-forward organizations. The company recently added a slate of new capabilities and integrations—including more AI-enhanced content automation capabilities —for powerful creative and distribution workflows. The company will exhibit these product enhancements and more at the NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 14th through 17th.

About Backlight

Backlight is a global media technology company that seeks to dramatically improve every stage of the video and entertainment content lifecycle—from creation through monetization—with its award-winning, cloud-native SaaS products. Video-forward organizations partner with Backlight to solve their mission-critical business and operational challenges. Backlight’s product lines—iconik, cineSync, ftrack, Celtx, Gem, Wildmoka Clip Studio, Live Studio and Zype—provide secure and efficient media management, narrative design, production tracking, creative collaboration, OTT, monetization and hyper-distribution. Backlight launched in 2021 and is backed by $200M in funding from growth-equity partner PSG.

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About PSG

PSG is a growth equity firm that partners with software and technology-enabled services companies to help them navigate transformational growth, capitalize on strategic opportunities and build strong teams. Having backed 140 companies and facilitated 500 add-on acquisitions, PSG brings extensive investment experience, deep expertise in software and technology, and a firm commitment to collaborating with management teams. Founded in 2014, PSG operates out of offices in Boston, Kansas City, London, Madrid, Paris and Tel-Aviv. To learn more about PSG, visit