CEO of EverEdge, a global intangible asset advisory, valuation and transaction specialist. EverEdge assists companies and investors to unlock the value of intangible assets and reduce intangible asset risk.
Paul has six times been named as one of the top intellectual property strategists in the world by IAM Magazine, the world’s premier intellectual property magazine. In September 2012 he was awarded the “Global IP Leader” Prize at the Intellectual Property Focus Forum in Shanghai, China.
Before founding EverEdge in 2008, Paul served as Intellectual Property Manager for Brunswick New Technologies, one of the world leaders in GPS technology, with revenue exceeding US$500 million. Paul was responsible for a major intellectual property portfolio and budget and managed the intellectual property outputs of more than 500 engineers and scientists.
Other career highlights include developing and managing The Icehouse technology incubator. The Icehouse was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 technology incubators in the world and was the only incubator named from outside the United States.
Paul is a former director of Lewis Holdings Ltd (a $350M investment vehicle). He was appointed by the New Zealand cabinet to the Advisory Board of Callaghan Innovation (the New Zealand government’s commercialisation vehicle) and is a past Member of the New Zealand Government’s Advisory Board to the National Network of Commercialisation Centres. He is a current Advisory Board Member of the McDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and serves on the boards of several high growth technology companies.
Paul holds degrees in Law (Honours) specialising in software licensing law and Arts (major: Economics and History) from the University of Auckland. He is a frequent speaker at intellectual property and commercialisation conferences and events in the United States, Europe and Asia.