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RealNetworks announces executive leadership changes

RealNetworks announces executive leadership changes

SEATTLE—RealNetworks, Inc. (Real), a provider of AI-powered digital media software and solutions, announced two significant changes to its leadership team.

Real has appointed Paul DiPeso to the newly created position of President, SAFR, a computer vision platform for live video that is part of Real’s portfolio. DiPeso will report to CEO Rob Glaser.

DiPeso has over 25 years of top management experience in physical security with leading industry corporations. He was most recently Executive Vice President and General Manager of Feenics, an Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) software solutions company that was recently acquired by ACRE. DiPeso previously served in various physical security executive roles at Tyco International, Lenel, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. and Honeywell International. DiPeso earned his Bachelor of Science in Communications from Towson University.

"Paul is a proven leader who has a demonstrated track record of building and growing significant businesses in the access control industry,” Glaser said. “Paul is the ideal leader to take the excellent and innovative SAFR products we have built and build a large and successful business."

"The physical security industry has been transforming rapidly to provide customers with solutions that better secure their assets,” DiPeso added. “What attracted me to RealNetworks was SAFR's product alignment to customers' needs and SAFR Scan's access control solution that represents the next generation of technology that will make a difference for many years to come.”

In addition, Real President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Ensing is transitioning to a strategic advisor role at the company.

"Since the beginning of 2020, just before the pandemic hit, Mike Ensing has been a crucial member of Real's leadership team,” Glaser noted. “First as our interim CFO, and then as our President and COO.  I'm deeply grateful and appreciative for everything Mike has done during these turbulent two and a half years to help set Real up for the future. While we're going to miss Mike's full-time presence, the strong team that Mike has helped us build positions us well for the future."

"During the last two-plus years at Real, I have been working with exceptional people and great teams on exciting new products and businesses," Ensing said. "I am proud of the work we have accomplished and the team we have built laying the foundation for future growth. These are exciting times, and I am looking forward to seeing the next phase of Real over the coming years."


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