About Us

About Us

Five Peaks Group was founded by Reed Stager, a veteran leader and executive of multiple high growth start ups and successful growth companies.  Five Peaks and its principal have helped more than 30 companies accelerate growth, enter new markets, create sustainable businesses and, where appropriate, profitably exit.   

As a CEO, COO, and a senior corporate executive, Mr. Stager brings more than 25 years of experience leading and rapidly growing public and private international technology businesses such as Digimarc, Mentor Graphics, InFocus Systems, Pinnacle Licensing, and Sonetics Corporation to Five Peaks.  Mr. Stager’s management, leadership and consulting expertise includes launching and growing start-ups, completing business turnarounds, and rapidly accelerating growth of emerging and established businesses in new markets.  

Mr. Stager currently is on the Board of Directors and Advisory Boards of a number of SaaS technology companies including QuikTrak and Accumulas Corporation and has served on the board and as Vice Chairman of the International Imaging Industry Association, Chairman and founder of the Digital Watermarking Association, and Chair of Government Affairs Committee for the Document Security Alliance.

Mr. Stager has spoken broadly on topics from ID security to media content distribution and protection strategies on Capitol Hill, to state legislative associations, and at conferences around North America.  Mr. Stager has been a guest lecturer on marketing and technology at Portland State University and Pacific University   Mr. Stager is experienced at leading and advising businesses and establishing high performance marketing, licensing, business development, engineering, services and operational teams.  He brings proven management, strategy development, vision setting, communication, and people development skills to every engagement.

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