With over 35 years of management experience in industry sectors as diverse as emerging business development, computer equipment leasing, enterprise software, marketing communications, and non- profit organizations, Paul is an expert in team-building, program management, and strategy development. He is a native of Syracuse and graduate of Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management, where he earned a BS Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management. Paul has had wide-ranging responsibilities in his career including sales and marketing management, sales training and recruiting, administrative management, marketing communications and PR, business development, organizational effectiveness, and new-venture business creation and incubation. Recently he was director of a technology business incubator, Syracuse Tech Garden, focused on creating technology businesses and fostering entrepreneurship in Central New York. In this role he created or implemented several programs to evaluate the potential and to develop commercialization opportunities for early-stage tech entrepreneurial endeavors. In addition, he collaborated in the development and implementation of a student entrepreneurship program with Central New York colleges and universities that resulted in an annual summer program, Student Sandbox, which incubates student- led businesses during an intensive 12 week summer program.