Paul has been advising entrepreneurs in developing and growing early stage businesses for decades.
Paul was the founding angel and CEO of Square Zero, a development stage company building a platform designed to achieve real-time data processing and analytic capabilities for today’s large-scale unstructured data challenges.
Prior to Square Zero, Paul was a founding principal with Metropolis Venture Partners in New York, a venture fund focused on investing between $1-$10 million per transaction in the telecommunications, networking, wireless and enterprise software markets. As part of his responsibilities, Paul was the founding Chief of Staff of Luxcore, an optical networking hardware firm and operated Aluminium.com commodity metals trading software firm as CEO through multimillion-dollar involuntary bankruptcy and wind down. Paul spent over four years at Accenture, where he specialized in acquisition advisory, custom database design and development, and logistics strategy for companies like Oracle, Coach and Tosco/Circle K/76.
Paul received his MBA from Columbia Business School, where he concentrated on finance and entrepreneurship, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois where he was Chairman of the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee and has studied at the Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo.
For the past several years, Paul has taught the Idea to IPO at New York Academy of Sciences, guest lectures in the Data Science and Entrepreneurship course at Columbia University, is a member of the Internet Freedom Action Committee, and mentor to the White House, Department of Energy Business Plan Competition, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, NYC SeedStart, IBM SmartCamp and Start Up Box South Bronx.