Paul is a Coupa Sourcing Subject Matter expert. Prior to joining Coupa, Paul covered supply chain topics for Forbes. He started his career in IT solution design, which led to product management, and then an executive leadership role for technology services firm. Just before turning 30, he moved-on to become an early stage employee/investor of a tech start-up incubated at Carnegie Mellon where he was paired with Dr. Tuomas Sandholm. He has enjoyed working with many renowned academics including Dr. Mark Spearman, Dr. Subhash Suri, Dr. George Nemhauser and several others. He has identified the business opportunities in their intellectual property and developed several startup companies from zero to $20M+ in revenues in less than 5 years. He served domestically and abroad, as the businesses were fueled almost exclusively by arrangements with "Global 100" companies in CPG, Industrial Manufacturing, Logistics and Healthcare sectors. As a result, he was provided an insider's view of the supply chain problems faced by the world's largest and most sophisticated practitioners. As either an employed executive or independent consultant, he has since helped several other supply chain solution providers. He has appeared on Fox News, CNBC and MSNBC as an expert panelist and has been quoted on supply management topics in WSJ, Reuters, USA Today, Fox News, CNN and several additional media.