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CEO of EverEdge and top intellectual property strategist.


Paul has been named one of the top intellectual property strategists in the world for the last seven years consecutively - an achievement no New Zealander or Australian has ever accomplished before.

Over the past twelve years, EverEdge has assisted over 900 companies and investors to drive shareholder value and reduce risk. The results have been extraordinary. In an industry where the benchmark net promoter score is -22%, Paul’s team delivers an outstanding +81%.

Current work
Paul’s work focuses on a critical new area of business: intangible assets. Intangible assets include items such as data, content, brands, confidential information, software, product designs, regulatory approvals, standards compliance and industrial know how.

Paul is the current Chairman of the Centurion Syndicate, a group of more than a dozen CEO’s of $100M+ revenue companies. He is a former director of Lewis Holdings Ltd, a $350M investment vehicle. He was appointed by the New Zealand cabinet to the Advisory Board of Callaghan Innovation (the New Zealand government’s commercialisation vehicle) and is a past Member of the Advisory Board to the National Network of Commercialisation Centres. He is a current Advisory Board Member of the McDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and serves on the boards of several high growth companies

Paul is a key advisor to the Singaporean government. He is regularly asked to speak to business and government audiences in North America, Europe and Asia as one of the world’s leading authorities on the opportunities and risks of the new economy.

Keynote Speaking: With a knack for rendering the complex both accessible and entertaining, Paul draws upon a wealth of knowledge and case studies from his career to enlighten and challenge audiences, leaving them with insights and tools to rethink how they approach business and investment.

Drawing together insights from economics, history, behavioural theory, biology and finance Paul explores topics such as business strategy, innovation, disruption, technology commercialisation and R&D, data economics and investment theory.

See Paul’s Talking Points for a full list of Topics.

Past work
In 2012, Paul was awarded the Global IP Leader Prize at the Intellectual Property Focus Forum in Shanghai, China,

Prior to founding EverEdge in 2007, Paul served as Intellectual Property Manager for Brunswick New Technologies, one of the world leaders in GPS technology, with revenue exceeding US$500 million. Paul was responsible for a major intellectual property portfolio and budget and managed the intellectual property outputs of more than 500 engineers and scientists.

Other career highlights include developing and managing The Icehouse technology incubator. The Icehouse was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 technology incubators in the world and was the only incubator named from outside the United States.

Talking Points

Why Some Companies (and National Economies) Consistently Outperform Others.

How Management Teams can Drive Growth and Enhance Competitive Advantage.

How Nimble Companies Adopt New Business Models and Strategies to Increase Company Performance.

How C-Suites can Leverage Existing Assets to Negotiate Better Deals, M&A and Joint Ventures.

How Business Owners and Investors can Exit or Raise Capital at Materially Higher Valuations

How Governments can Guide Policy Settings to Unlock Economic Growth and Drive Value Creation.

Why many Investors and Financial Institutions Overlook Key Opportunities and Critical Risks by Relying too Heavily on Conventional Financial Analysis.

Why too many Boards Focus on the Wrong Areas and are Blind-sided by Major Risks

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