Chief Executive Officer
Paul is an experienced sales focused CEO with over 20 years experience in selling, marketing, implementing and supporting networking and security technologies.
Paul prides himself with building great teams, knowing the right team will ultimately make the company successful. With Paul’s broad background in sales and marketing, operations, technology management, design and development he is able to bring teams together and lead successfully, establishing a solid foundation for future growth.
Paul joined Certes in January 2015 where he initially led the EMEA region growing revenues 50% and establishing key relationships selling into multiple vertical markets, on which further success will be scaled.
Before joining Certes, Paul most recently founded and grew a VoIP Security company which successfully established itself as the first Freemium VoIP Security vendor in the market obtaining over 500 product downloads in its first 12 months.
Prior to this, Paul ran the EMEA region for Sipera (acquired by Avaya in 2011) successfully growing the business in the region from zero revenue in 2008 to being the top performing region for the company on acquisition.
Prior to Sipera, in 2005 Paul started, grew, and sold a technology consultancy business delivering services into Fortune 100 companies, specialising in designing and delivering Voice over IP and security technologies.
And prior to this, Paul held roles in financial services companies such as Lehman Brothers and BNP Paribas, as a technology executive owning and managing networking and security technologies. Paul also spent three years with Cisco working in the Service provider line of business selling to Worldcom (Verizon).
Paul is a graduate of Brunel University, London.