November 29, 2005 19:00
Rob Glaser is founder and Chief Executive Officer of RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), the recognized leader in Internet media delivery. Since 1995, RealNetworks has pioneered streaming media delivery over the Internet through its standards-setting RealAudio, RealVideo, RealPlayer and RealSystem products. In 1999, the company extended its leadership to the rapidly expanding sphere of digital music distribution with the launch of RealJukebox. These products are used by over 200 million people worldwide.
Glaser is also an avid lifelong bowler. He first bowled in leagues during his high school years in Yonkers, NY. After moving to Seattle to join Microsoft, he was a member of a local bowling team called the Mainframes. In 1999, RealNetworks moved into its current headquarters in downtown Seattle. In appreciation for the great work and achievements of RealNetworks' staff, Glaser personally donated funds for a two-lane bowling alley, which was placed in the renovated building's basement.
Prior to founding RealNetworks, Glaser worked for Microsoft from 1983 to 1993. Glaser also serves on several influential non-profit boards and committees. Mr. Glaser also holds a minority interest in Seattle's professional baseball team, the Mariners.
Mr. Glaser has a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University.
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