Mr. Redford has been a pioneer in the Silicon Valley technology industry for the last 30 years, starting as a researcher with the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Since 1981, he has served continuously as CEO of investor funded Silicon Valley technology companies.
Mr. Redford is an expert company builder, negotiator, and marketing strategist and has broad experience in product development, OEM and mass-market consumer sales, international business development (Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand and Ireland), and intellectual property licensing and protection.
Mr. Redford was involved in the development and commercialization of the graphical user interface (GUI), the computer mouse, the computer sound card, the LeapPad and the AutoPlay feature of Microsoft Windows. In 2005 Redford settled a major patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft for AutoPlay.
Redford holds over 40 patents including one of the original software patents for the graphical user interface (patent # 4,692,858).
Mr. Redford is Chairman and CEO of TV Interactive Corporation (TVI, funded by Intel Capital, NTT, Sega and Hasbro), President of the Silicon Valley Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), member of the Band of Angels (where he chairs the software deal selection committee), and member of the board of several Silicon Valley technology companies.
Redford holds an M.S. in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.