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.
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.
With offices on three continents and clients across the world, Redpoint is a global organization.
Boston, United States
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.
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.
senior vice president of sales & marketing
Jacob came to Redpoint in 2021 after a full career in sales management at successful technology start-ups. Jacob spent the majority of his career at Intel, including sales management at Intel Capital, where he helped launch the first RFID reader chip.
More recently, Jacob worked for several tech start-ups, including as VP Sales at an RFID start-up, where his leadership propelled the company to an IPO in 2016.
Jacob graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
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.
hEAD OF MARKETING
Kerry is the Head of Marketing for Redpoint Positioning. He has over 30 years of marketing, business development, and leadership experience in a variety of technology industries including semiconductors, RFID, and millimeter waves.
He was at Intel for 11 years where he managed a product marketing team for Intel’s Pentium product line and then was the Director of Marketing and Sales for Intel’s RFID division. After Intel sold the RFID product line to Impinj, Kerry was the VP of Marketing at Impinj worldwide for five years. He has been a consultant for several companies since then.
Kerry received his MBA from the University of Texas, and his BS in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. For eight years he was a Supply Officer in the Navy.
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.