AI for the future from the pioneers of streaming media

SAFR from RealNetworks is a visual intelligence platform specializing in face and person-based computer vision optimized for real-world performance.

Building on a 25-year legacy of digital media expertise and innovation, RealNetworks has created a new generation of products that employ best-in-class artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance and secure our daily lives. A US-based public company, RealNetworks has maintained a global presence.

SAFR leadership

Rob Glaser

Rob Glaser

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, RealNetworks


Since founding RealNetworks in 1994, Rob Glaser has presided over the launch of innovative new technology and services — from RealAudio, the first commercial audio streaming solution for the internet, in 1995 to SAFR in 2018. Prior to founding RealNetworks, Glaser worked for Microsoft for 10 years in executive positions, including Vice President of Multimedia and Consumer Systems.

Mike Ensing

Mike Ensing

President and COO, RealNetworks


A skilled business leader with more than 25 years of experience in strategy, finance, and operations. Mike Ensing joined RealNetworks as interim CFO and strategic advisor before coming on permanently as COO and President in 2020. Previously, Ensing served as CFO of Savers/Value Village, COO and CFO at Knowledge Universe, and in several executive finance roles at Microsoft. Earlier in his career Mike served in consulting capacities with both Deloitte Consulting and McKinsey & Company.

Reza Rassool

Reza Rassool

CTO, RealNetworks


In addition to oversight of corporate-wide technology initiatives, CTO Reza Rassool drives machine learning and video IP developments. An innovator and advocate in the field of ethics in AI, Rassool holds many patents and continues to lead SAFR towards next-generation innovations in computer vision. Before joining RealNetworks in 2016, Rassool founded Kwaai Oak, and served in technical leadership roles at Zya and Widevine Technologies, both of which were acquired by Google.

Brad Donaldson

Brad Donaldson

VP, Computer Vision & GM, SAFR


Tasked with leading strategic development and market expansion for SAFR, Brad Donaldson brings extensive experience in physical security to his role as General Manager of SAFR. Before joining RealNetworks, Donaldson served as VP of Product Development for Arecont Vision Costar and held various management roles within GE security. He also served in the US Navy.

Charlie Bennett

Charlie Bennett

VP, Europe Sales and Business Development, SAFR


Joining RealNetworks in 2021, Charlie is responsible for SAFR’s growth across Europe. Charlie has more than 9 years of experience with video analytics and facial recognition in the security industry, with his previous role being the Head of Sales for EMEA at Ipsotek. Charlie also spent 5 years based in the Middle East where he was involved in major video analytics and facial recognition deployments for airports and government projects.

Noriaki Takamura

Noriaki Takamura

VP, APAC Sales and Business Development, SAFR


Noriaki Takamura joined RealNetworks in 2017 and manages SAFR’s ambitious business growth across APAC with special focus on Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, and Indonesia. With 30 years of direct sales, distribution, marketing, and management experience, previously, Takamura held executive positions at Schneider Electrics and Rittal Corporation, as well as sales leadership positions at Cisco Systems.

Walter Candelu

Walter Candelu

VP, EMEA Sales and Business Development, SAFR


Walter Candelu joined the SAFR Team in 2020 to drive its growing sales and business development initiatives across the Middle East and Africa Region. Prior to joining SAFR, he held senior positions with leading security companies where he successfully drove the exponential growth of their technical capabilities and revenue.

Marcelo Victorino

Marcelo Victorino

Sr. Director, LATAM Sales and Business Development, SAFR


Marcelo Victorino, who joined RealNetworks in 2018, brings almost 30 years of experience in sales. He worked for multinational companies in telecom and technology sectors, in addition to startups and in Naspers-invested companies in Brazil.

Milko Boic

GM, Engineering, SAFR


Milko Boic has served as lead for several video technology initiatives in his 20 years at RealNetworks, including leading research and development for SAFR. Awarded with eight patents, Boic has previously led development of embedded software for computer vision guided semiconductor assembly equipment at Kulicke and Soffa Industries, and taught graduate level courses in Computer Science.

Eric Hess

Eric Hess

Senior Director, Product Management, SAFR


Lead for SAFR product strategy, Eric Hess is a well-known expert in the use of video analytics and facial recognition for security, investigations, and identity authentication. Hess previously served as Senior Director of Video Analytics for IDEMIA, in senior sales and product positions at MorphoTrak and NEC, and was a past Chair of the Advances in Biometric Technology working group of the International Biometrics Identification Association. Hess is an IEEE Certified Biometrics Professional and was a police officer at the Port of Seattle Police Department.

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A high-growth team within RealNetworks, we’re on a mission to build the foremost — and the most ethical — computer vision platform in the world.

US-based with offices around the globe

US locations

Seattle, WA – SAFR HQ
1501 1st Avenue S., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: 1-206-674-2700

New York, NY
470 7th Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 1-212-391-6668

SAFR Locations

Salzburg, Austria
Sonystrasse 18
A-5081 Anif
Salzburg, Austria
Phone: +43 6246 77007 1700

Zagreb, Croatia
Ulica Florijana Andrašeca 18a
Zagreb 10000
Phone: +385 1 496 1180

Lisboa, Portugal
Av. D. João II, n. 16, 1ºDto
1990-091 Lisboa
Phone: +351 218 937 010

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rua Samuel Morse, 74, sala 183,
Cidade Monções, São Paulo, SP,
Brazil 04576-060

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Internet City
ED 23, Ground Floor, Building 16
Dubai, UAE

Melbourne, Australia
Level 32, 367 Collins St
Melbourne Victoria
3000, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9077 1062

Gurgaon, India
Awfis Co-working Spaces
3rd Floor, Tower B
Unitech Cyber Park
Sector 39, Gurgaon 122003
Phone:+91 124 480 7050

Jakarta, Indonesia
Menara Global 20th floor, Suite A
Jl.Jend.Gatot Subroto kav.27
Jakarta Selatan 12950
Phone: +62 21 2951 7007

Tokyo, Japan
Humax Ebisu Building 8F
1-1-1 Ebisu-Minami, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0022 Japan

Seoul, South Korea
9F Kyewon building
71 Cheonggyecheon-ro
Seoul 03189 South Korea
Phone: +82 (0)2 2014 5523


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