Paul leads Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, HPE’s venture investment and solutions program, and is responsible for driving Pathfinder’s charter of Insights, Investments, and Solutions. He currently serves as a board observer with Barefoot Networks, Shape Security, Synack, Cohesity, Hedvig, and Fungible.

Prior to joining HPE, Paul co-founded and helped lead Xova Labs, a company focused on start-up formation and early stage incubation. At Xova, Paul helped launch and lead companies focused on leveraging the Mobile and Cloud technology disruptions, including Mist Systems and Encaenia.

Before Xova, Paul was a Director in the Corporate Development group at Cisco Systems where he focused on acquisitions, strategy, and venture investments. Paul’s areas of responsibility included Security, Small Business, SaaS, and Borderless Networking portfolios. Notable transactions include Cisco’s acquisitions of IronPort, MI Secure, and ScanSafe, and investments in ActOn, Appfolio, RingCentral, Guardium, and Mashery. Paul joined Cisco in 2001 as member of the Corporate Finance team.

Paul received both JD and MBA degrees from Indiana University and a BA from the University of Illinois. He spends his free time swinging golf clubs and baseball bats.