Len has served on the boards of 17 early-stage companies and has been a director or executive at three companies that have completed initial public offerings. Prior to joining Madrona, Len was a partner at Frazier Technology Ventures, which invested in technology companies across the nation. Prior to his career in venture, Len spent 16 years in the software industry, including as senior vice president at RealNetworks (RNWK-Nasdaq). Len managed the Media Systems Division from 1997-1999, releasing four major versions of the RealSystem software platform and generating the majority of the company’s 100%+ annual revenue growth during the period. From 1999 through 2001, Len’s team pioneered RealNetworks entry into non-PC markets, developing products and technology integration agreements with Nokia mobile phones, Sony PlayStation game consoles, and numerous television set-top-boxes.
Prior to this, Len was President of Creative Multimedia, Inc., a developer and publisher of CD-ROM/Internet products. Creative co-developed CD-ROM/Internet reference products with Time-Warner, USNews, Viacom and Billboard before its acquisition in 1995 with IHS (IHS – NYSE). In addition, he led the product management on PCTools utility software for several years at Central Point Software before it was acquired by Symantec (SYMC- Nasdaq). He began his career at Safeco Insurance Company (SAFC- Nasdaq) developing financial models for personal computer automation of the independent insurance industry.
Len graduated magna cum laude from the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah with BS degrees in finance and economics.