Rearden Founder & CEO, is an entrepreneur and inventor devoted to pioneering
Internet, entertainment, multimedia, consumer electronics and communications technologies
and services. He has 30 years of technology development experience, 25 years of start-up
experience, and has been an Apple Principal Scientist and Microsoft Division President. He has a
track record of pioneering breakthrough technologies and shaping them into media-rich, mass-
market products and services.
Steve's technology work, including the invention of QuickTime, is built into every iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac, most PCs, and a wide range of video and communication products and services offered by Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Cisco, Motorola, Panasonic, AT&T, Comcast, DirecTV, Dish, Time Warner Cable, Charter Cable, Philips, RCA, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu and Sega. Products include QuickTime, Macintosh graphics and video, WebTV, the Moxi Media Center, MOVA Contour Facial Capture, and OnLive Cloud Gaming.
Steve's production companies' work includes facial capture for Gravity (2013), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2011) and Academy Award®-winning The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), as well as art/production design for Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis for major motion pictures War of the Worlds (2005), Monster House (2006) and Beowulf (2007); and HD video/audio editorial work for Santana, Electronic Arts and independent film. Steve holds over 140 US patents in an array of communications, video, graphics, facial capture, video gaming, software lens, and wireless power technologies.