MIT Sloan Executive Education
Certificate Holder Profile
Paul N. Bernal
Senior Manager, The Boeing Company
Whitespace Enterprise Strategic Growth
Paul Bernal has been associated with business development and strategy for Boeing's Phantom Works Whitespace initiatives since January 2004. In his current role, he assesses Boeing's developmental projects and products for market viability, guides them through the business development lifecycle, and helps transform ideas into sound business proposals. He also coaches and mentors project leaders by helping them prepare market analyses, opportunity assessments, and business plans for preparing their ideas for implementation. Paul has a wide-ranging background with expertise in financial analysis, operations, and marketing.
Paul began his career at Boeing in industrial engineering. He has served as a market research/decision support analyst, operations/factory manager, and finally as program manager for a fabrication division, where he was responsible for the management of the work transfer process for internal and external suppliers overseeing business case analysis, supply chain management, audits, and resource allocation. He had also worked at Boeing from 1989 to 2000.
Prior to his return to Boeing, Paul served as a global account manager for Microsoft's World Wide Operations Division. He managed both domestic and international client relationships with marketing, product groups, planning and prioritization process for targeted lines of business. He also rationalized new initiatives through business case analysis, supply chain management, audits, cost reduction initiatives, and resource allocation. He also coordinated marketing, operations, and supplier campaigns.
In addition, Paul has been a principal in three startups, responsible for strategic planning, private stock equity placement, filings with regulatory agencies, sales & marketing, and operations. He holds a BS from Central Washington University and an MBA with emphasis on marketing/management from Seattle University. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon-Do and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter at their place on the Columbia River.
“My experience with the Executive Education programs at MIT Sloan has been an instrumental step in developing my skill set as an intraprenuerial leader and providing greater value to my company. I would highly recommend any one of the programs offered by MIT to those who are serious about improving their leadership abilities.”