Paul O’Donnell

About Paul O’Donnell

Paul got his start doing Strategy consulting with Stanford professor Dr. Hamilton Helmer at a Bain offshoot firm in Silicon Valley. He leveraged the knowledge and experienced gained from working with businesses from start-ups to Fortune 10 firms into the operational sphere. He has worked with firms like HP, Adobe Systems, Mentor Graphics, Raychem, McClatchy and dozens of others.

In his career he has done Strategy for more than 20 companies, and product development, technology evaluation and go to market strategy for over 30 products and services. As an operator he has 15 years of P&L experience from CEO of a VC funded start-up to VP of Operations with a$130M P&L and 1300 employees. He has started 30 businesses, products or services.

Paul works with teams to help them create businesses and products that create competitive advantages that drive huge growth and win in their markets. With his experience in operations, he advises teams on prioritization, cost structure, hiring and team development. He has extensive experience in fund raising and M&A.

Paul is a Summa/Phi graduate of U.C. Berkeley and has a Diploma in Russian from DLI/FLC. He has been on the Board of Directors or Advisors to a dozen companies.

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