A STRATEGIC LEADER IN GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY
Head of Web Services Infrastructure Strategy for Amazon
Paul is an accomplished and adventurous technology executive. Currently, Paul is the Head of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Strategic Capacity Planning, based in Seattle. Paul manages long range demand forecasting, and pressure tests strategic plans. Paul’s team drives AWS global expansion plans and optimizes supply and demand in one of the most dynamic growth businesses on the planet.
Prior to Amazon, Paul served as Managing Director of Communications, Media & Technology for Accenture. Most recently, Paul led Growth & Strategy for the Network Services consulting practice, and he was the global lead for the Nokia Accenture Business Group. From 2007 – 2012, Paul was based in London, England where he was the lead strategy partner for the Communications Industry and was nominated to “The Mobile Power 50,” the fifty most influential people in the UK mobile industry. Paul founded Navigo Global, after holding leadership positions with Level 3 Communications (now CenturyLink), Coopers & Lybrand Consulting and Motorola.
Paul earned a Masters in Strategy & Innovation from Oxford University in England, an MBA in International Finance from DePaul University, and a dual B.A. in Business and Economics from Wheaton College. He has secured five U.S. patents for innovative communications solutions.
Personally, Paul is extremely proud of his three children; two boys in college, and a daughter in high school. Paul has run a marathon on all seven continents and qualified for and run in the Boston Marathon, in addition to being an avid skier and kiteboarder. An adventurous traveler, Paul has gratefully visited 85 countries… thus far.
About the Entrepreneur Leadership Series
The Center for Entrepreneurship in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University present a series of distinguished speakers in entrepreneurship during the spring semester each year.
On Wednesday nights from January through April, prominent entrepreneurs visit our campus and interact with students, faculty members, and business leaders, and then speak to the community. Each speaker begins at 6:00 p.m. in the University Inn & Conference Center Auditorium.
The series is broadcast to regional campuses across the state and posted on the web for future viewing.