Paul currently is leading a stealth mode startup that has patented and commercialized technology to transform optical imaging systems. Applications include cell phones, drones, surveillance, home video devices, and cameras in military, commercial, and enterprise applications. Prior to taking the CEO role, Paul was Director of Product Operations at Building 8 and Oculus AR/VR, Facebook’s hardware divisions focused on creating AI and AML integrated devices. Paul also led New Product Introduction at Apple for several years focused in Asia Pacific for iPhone, iPad, and MacBook product lines.
Paul holds an Adjunct Professor position within the faculty of business and law at Curtin University Perth, with the goal to foster and develop entrepreneurship opportunities and technology initiatives within Australia and internationally. He is also on the board of directors for ACTAI Global, a 501(c)3 non-profit that mobilizes people and technology around social impact, economic empowerment, and conservation to solve the world's problems.
Paul was born in South Africa and has unbridled enthusiasm for both kitesurfing and riding motorcycles. He is passionate about helping startups succeed and enabling technologies that advance the human condition. He completed his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley in Engineering Physics and received his doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.