Paul Walborsky became CEO of GigaOmniMedia (GigaOm) in September 2008. Previously he was COO of the company. Paul Walborsky brings two decades of entrepreneurial, financial, and executive expertise to GigaOM. A former Wall Street executive and founder of two companies, Paul has the unique ability to grow a disruptive business idea into a highly successful company. Prior to GigaOM, Paul founded WorldStreet Corporation, a collaborative, peer-to-peer communication platform for the financial services industry acquired by Thomson Financial in 2002.
Paul has served as an advisor/investor to numerous companies, including Mobilocity (acquired by Qualcomm), Starmine (acquired by Thomson Reuters), Peanut Labs (acquired by eRewards), WeGame, and Santa.com.
Paul has raised over $100 million in venture capital funds for startups during his career, and grown startups from the ground up: he has experience working with top-tier venture funds, establishing strategic alliances, acquiring customers, building revenues, creating marketable products, and disrupting established markets. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Paul held senior positions at major Wall Street firms including Swiss Bank, Lehman Brothers and ING Barings. Paul holds a MA degree in economics and finance from Brandeis University.
- 10/06/08 -techcrunch.com