Paul leads Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, HPE’s global venture investment and solutions program. Paul shaped Pathfinder’s vision of Insights, Investments, and Solutions and continues to drive execution across each pillar. He has served, or currently serves, on several boards, including Shape Security (acq. by FFIV), Hedvig (acq. by CVLT), Barefoot Networks (acq. by INTL), Cohesity, Synack, OpsRamp, Stackrox, and D2IQ.
Prior to joining HPE, Paul co-founded and helped lead Xova Labs, a company focused on start-up formation and early stage incubation. At Xova, Paul helped launch and lead companies focused on leveraging the mobile and cloud technology disruptions, including Mist Systems (acq. by JNPR) and Encaenia.
Before Xova, Paul was a Director in the Corporate Development group at Cisco Systems where he focused on acquisitions, strategy, and venture investments. Paul’s responsibilities grew to span Cisco’s ~$20 billion Borderless Networking business that included Access Networking, Security, and Small Business. He led more than a dozen acquisitions including IronPort and ScanSafe which entered Cisco into the content security market. Paul also led the initial focus on SaaS, making several investments, including ActOn, AppFolio (APPF), RingCentral (RNG), and Mashery (acq. by Intel). Paul joined Cisco in 2001 as a member of the Corporate Finance team.
Paul received both JD and MBA degrees from Indiana University and a BA from the University of Illinois. He spends his free time swinging golf clubs and baseball bats.