Executive Education Faculty
Co-founder & Managing General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
Paul is focused on building leading companies in online education, software and factory automation that will help address America's greatest challenges, and venture capital’s greatest opportunities. Co-founder of Highland, Paul has over twenty-eight years of experience in venture capital and has served as a director of many public and private companies... Read More»
Paul is focused on building leading companies in online education, software and factory automation that will help address America's greatest challenges, and venture capital’s greatest opportunities. Co-founder of Highland, Paul has over twenty-eight years of experience in venture capital and has served as a director of many public and private companies. He currently serves on the boards of 2U, Avidyne, BlueTarp Financial, Rethink Robotics, Imprivata, PerkStreet Financial, Predictive Biosciences and StreamBase Systems.
Paul was the Chair (2011-2012) of the National Venture Capital Association during the creation and passage of the JOBS Act. He serves on the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. Paul has been recognized by the prestigious Forbes Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry. He is the 2008 recipient of the Mass Technology Leadership Council Commonwealth Award.
Paul is a former director of Amp Resources (acquired by Enel), Avid Technology (Nasdaq: AVID), Bit9, CheckFree (Nasdaq: CKFR), Chipcom, HighGround Systems (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Mainspring (acquired by IBM), Relicore (acquired by Symantec), SCH (acquired by Legato Systems), SQA (acquired by Rational Corporation), Sybase (acquired by SAP in 2010 for $5.8 billion), Vertica (acquired by HP), VistaPrint (Nasdaq: VPRT), Village Ventures and WebLine Communications (acquired by Cisco Systems).
Before co-founding Highland, Paul spent three years as a general partner at another venture firm where he concentrated on software investments. He also held operating positions for six years in high-growth technology companies. At Novacor he worked on the development of an implantable artificial heart. Later, Paul was responsible for the development of a complex visual field examination instrument at Synemed, where he also headed the company's mechanical engineering and software development teams. Earlier in his career, Paul was the Energy Analyst at Brown University.
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Management and Leadership
May 18-23, 2014 | May 17-22, 2015
Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management
June 17-18, 2014 | November 04-05, 2014
Strategy and Innovation
July 15-16, 2014 | October 16-17, 2014