Primary Role
General Partner @ Highland Capital Partners
Harvard Business School

Person Details


Paul is focused on helping to build the next generation of market leaders in the cleantech and energy sectors. He has more than thirty-two years of experience in information technology and more than twenty-four years in venture capital. Paul currently serves on the boards of Avidyne, Bit9, BlueTarp Financial, Imprivata, PerkStreet Financial, Predictive Biosciences, StreamBase Systems, Vertica Systems and Village Ventures.

Paul also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association and is helping Princeton University with initiatives for furthering innovation in energy and the environment. He is the 2008 recipient of the Mass Technology Leadership Council Commonwealth Award, and is a member of the MIT Energy Innovation Project Advisory Board.

Background Paul is a former director of Amp Resources (acquired by Enel), Avid Technology (Nasdaq: AVID), CheckFree (Nasdaq: CKFR), Chipcom, HighGround Systems, (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Mainspring (acquired by IBM), Relicore (acquired by Symantec), SCH (acquired by Legato Systems), SQA (acquired by Rational Corporation), Sybase (Nasdaq: SYBS), VistaPrint (Nasdaq: VPRT) and WebLine Communications (acquired by Cisco Systems).

Before co-founding Highland, Paul was a general partner at a Boston-based venture capital partnership where he concentrated on technology investments. Prior to entering venture capital, he held operating positions for six years in high-growth technology companies. At Novacor Corporation he managed several projects in the development of an implantable artificial heart. Later, Paul was responsible for the development of a complex visual field examination instrument at Synemed Corporation where he also headed the company's mechanical engineering and software development. Earlier in his career, Paul was the Energy Analyst at Brown University.

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