GEOFFREY T. BARKERExecutive Director and Co-founder
Geoffrey T. Barker is Executive Director and a co-founder of RPX Corp, and served as its Chief Operating Officer until mid-2012. Prior to co-founding RPX, Mr. Barker was Vice President, Licensing at Intellectual Ventures, where he and Mr. Amster shared responsibility for the portfolio development and licensing strategy of IV’s software portfolio.
Previously, Mr. Barker served as founder, Chairman and CEO of Vigilos, Inc., which provides a platform for controlling and managing the physical security systems of large enterprises. Prior to founding Vigilos, Mr. Barker was co-founder and co-CEO of The Cobalt Group and held positions in trading, research and investment banking with Kidder, Peabody & Company, Salomon Brothers Inc, and Piper Jaffray Incorporated.
Mr. Barker holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Tufts University.