RealNetworks Appoints Paul DiPeso as President, SAFR

ChampionScott Partners is delighted to announce Paul DiPeso’s appointment as President, SAFR at RealNetworks, the world’s premier facial recognition and computer vision platform for live video. With over 25 years of leadership experience in physical security organizations, Paul brings his expertise in enterprise-level solutions and strategic planning to RealNetworks and SAFR.

Paul joins RealNetworks from Feenics, an Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) software solutions company that was recently acquired by ACRE, where he served as Vice President and General Manager. At Feenics, Paul developed the company’s strategic launch plan and led exponential growth with a minimum of 100% organic growth each year. Prior to Feenics, Paul was the U.S. Senior Director of Sales at Tyco International, where he oversaw the sales organization across multiple businesses and products, and attained 100% of the first year’s fiscal results. Paul’s prior experiences include sales and leadership roles at Lenel, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, Honeywell and Simplex Time Recorder

Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in Communications from Towson University.

About SAFR
SAFR from RealNetworks is the world’s foremost computer vision platform for live video. With exceptional accuracy tuned for rapid performance, the computer vision solution instantly detects and matches millions of faces under the challenging real-world conditions presented by live video: faces in motion, at varying angles, under poor lighting, or partially obscured. SAFR’s flexible, powerful SDKs bring visual intelligence to the edge, tapping the power of AI and deep learning to improve safety, increase convenience, and deepen personalization in everyday living. For more information, visit

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