Naval Postgraduate School. =0D=0A =0D=0A Charles Albert - Co-Founder/CEO, Creativity Inc., FunFare and Inspire, LTD =0D=0A http://www.creativityusa.com =0D=0A Toy and Embedded Systems Inventor and Musician/Composer =0D=0A =0D=0ACharles Albert is the Co-Founder and CEO of Creativity, Inc., Inspire Ltd (HK), Funfare LLC and Creativity Mobile. =0D=0A =0D=0ABorn in Caracas, Venezuela, Charles graduated in music from Stanford.
played music and sang professionally for 10 years.
He founded a guitar amplifier invention and manufacturing business followed by recording studio/production facilities where he worked as an engineer and producer with a variety of popular artists.
composed music and did sound design for Silicon Valley corporations, CD-ROM developers and platform game companies including Apple
and 3DO. =0D=0A =0D=0AGames work led to toys, starting with the original LeapFrog products and Tyco's Tickle Me Elmo.
In 1998, Charles
wife Sally co-founded Creativity, Inc.
, and in 2006 Inspire Ltd
in Hong Kong to provide development services for toy, game and learning products.
The invention firm Funfare LLC
was established in 2004, and in 2010 Creativity Mobile began developing mobile games. =0D=0A =0D=0AIn 2013, Charles
co-produced the "World Congress of Play", bringing together leaders from different play industries to explore the future of play across platforms. =0D=0A =0D=0ACreativity, Inc. has contributed to over 5,000 on shelf products, including 50+ TOTY ("Toy of the Year") nominees and over 15 winners including 3 "Toy of the Year" winners. =0D=0A =0D=0AFunfare, LLC inventions have been licensed by Mattel, Hasbro, Fisher Price, Leapfrog, Playmates, Sassy, etc., with Funfare earning "Inventor of the Year" recognition from Leapfrog.