About Us

Redpoint is a team of passionate technologists, problem solvers, and thought leaders.

We believe that there are no limits to our solutions and our potential, only challenges yet to be solved. Collaborative, innovative, and responsive, we pride ourselves on strong client relationships, a connected team spirit, and our leading-edge, patented technology.

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How It Began

Redpoint was founded in 2014 by award-winning technologists and location experts, Chunjie Duan and Georgiy Pekhteryev. Chunjie and Georgiy met at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), where they worked on a variety of highly advanced research and development projects.

A serious snowboarding accident left Chunjie stranded alone for six hours on a mountain in Niesko, Japan waiting for rescue. Instead of panicking, Chunjie spent the time thinking about how to put his prior research in location services technology to work in real-world situations.

After his rescue, he thought more about how location technology could improve safety and visibility in a complex, moving world. It was then that he decided to team up with his friend and collaborator, Georgiy, to found Redpoint.

The Redpoint team has completed over 15 years of fundamental research on Ultra-wideband (UWB) and positioning technology and has led the industry in the development of location tracking systems, including the world’s first IEEE 802.15.4a positioning system.

Our Offices

With offices on three continents and clients across the world, Redpoint is a global organization.

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Boston, United States

Global Headquarters

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Kharkiv, Ukraine

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Beijing, China

Our Team

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Chunjie Duan

CEO, Co-Founder

Chunjie is a recognized innovator in wireless and location technologies with over 50 related patents. He continues to lead our research and development team to develop more groundbreaking location and communication technologies.

Prior to co-founding Redpoint, Chunjie was a research scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), focusing on advancing digital communication and signal processing theory. He represented MERL on multiple international standards committees and was a recipient of the President’s Award. Chunjie also held senior engineering positions at Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Alcatel.

He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado and is a senior member of IEEE and SIAM.

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Georgiy Pekhteryev

Senior Vice President of Engineering, Co-Founder

Georgiy has over 20 years of experience in product development for wireless communication systems and digital networks. He met Chunjie at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) where Georgiy led the development of multiple projects that included transmitting voice/image over Zigbee, Location Centric Networks, and the DLNA standard for interoperability.

Prior to MERL, Georgiy worked as a technical lead for several companies, developing a broad range of technologies and products including warehouse management and health monitoring systems.

Georgiy holds a MSc degree in System Engineering from Kharkiv Aviation Institute in Ukraine.

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Bruce Hawver

Chief Strategy Officer

An effective coach, builder, and leader of executive teams in both large and small companies, Bruce has a proven track record of advising and leading teams and companies through innovative, profitable growth periods.

Bruce led strategy, business development, and pricing at Motorola’s Mobile Division and managed the team that developed the turn-around strategy for the business unit and the China growth strategy. As General Manager of the mobile accessory unit, Bruce took the group from a declining $180M business to $1.4B business and led the team to become a leader in emerging Bluetooth technology.

As CEO of SteelSeries, a Danish gaming accessory company, Bruce took the unprofitable company from $10M to over $100M in global revenue and led a successful equity exit. He also led the team in developing a patent portfolio of over 40 issued process patents and an industry-leading software platform. Bruce developed a new global accessory team and co-led development of a new IoT platform at Brightstar as President of Mobile Accessories and led merchandising, store design, deployment, and private brand development as Chief Merchandising Officer of RadioShack post-bankruptcy.

Bruce has significant strategy, business development, and consulting experience, including management roles at McKinsey & Company. Outside of work Bruce spends time with his family, advising start-ups, and is on the Executive Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago.

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Yara Osko

Chief People Officer

Yara leads global human resources for Redpoint’s three offices, including people management, talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, employee engagement, internal communications, and facilities management. Yara plays a central role in building the team and culture of Redpoint, supporting the company’s continued growth and innovation with her thoughtful approach to human capital management.

Prior to joining Redpoint, Yara managed HR, billing, and administrative programs at a large medical center, where she worked to ensure that patients received the best care possible.

Yara is passionate about empowering people to reach their potential and building a culture of transparency and trust. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.

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Eric W. Peng

General Manager, Redpoint Beijing

Eric has held senior management positions in several international companies and investment firms, gaining rich experience in enterprise management, market development, project financing and investment. He is now responsible for Redpoint’s Asian markets and business development in our Beijing office.

Prior to joining Redpoint, Eric was the Vice President of Syndiant Inc. where he led developing partnerships and new applications as the Head of Engineering for their Southwest China region.

Eric holds an MSEE degree from Simon Fraser University (Canada) and BSEE from Tsinghua University (China).

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Jack Feng

Senior Vice President of Engineering, Redpoint Beijing

Jack joined Repoint in 2017 as Head of Engineering and has led successful product releases in APAC. Prior to Redpoint, Jack was responsible for Program Management and Engineering Management, with over 18 years’ experience on teams at DHC, Nortel Networks, Amazon, and Thomson in the telecommunications industry. During that time, Jack established a successful track record in both the conception and development of differentiated products and solutions with a strong focus on bringing value to customers. Jack has been a driving force behind our organization, leading technology development in the fast, changing and competitive landscape through engineering transformation to Agile and offshore development.

Jack holds TL9000, CMMI, and Agile Scrum certifications and master’s degree in Computer Science from Dalian University of Technology, China.

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Jaclyn Sorci

Vice President of Marketing

Jaclyn joined Redpoint in 2020 to lead all aspects of global marketing strategy, including public relations and brand management, product marketing, and digital marketing. She is passionate about B2B marketing and go-to-market strategy and has previously led marketing programs and teams for several technology companies, both early-stage and mature. Jaclyn recently led all marketing activities for CCC Information Services’ automotive services segment, and she has worked with companies in a variety of other industries including insurance, healthcare, retail, and finance.

Jaclyn also trained at The Second City comedy theater in Chicago and studied advanced improvisation and writing as a part of their Conservatory. Creative writing, improv, and humor are a central part of Jaclyn’s approach to the way she manages teams and marketing work.

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